Jesse Rutledge has served as Vice President for External Affairs at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) since 2008. He oversees the organization’s communications, marketing, information services, associations, conferences, and private development, and is project director on NCSC’s State of the State Courts public opinion work. He serves as staff to the Conference of Chief Justice’s Standing Committee on Judicial Politics and Compensation and CCJ’s Past Presidents Committee. Recently he used one of his fifteen minutes of fame: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cited one of his reports in her 2015 concurring opinion in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. His commentary has also appeared in state and national media, including the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Roll Call, and on National Public Radio. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in political science.