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Alex Swoyer

Alex Swoyer

Originally from Texas, Alex Swoyer left the Lone Star State to attend the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.

She has experience covering stories in the mid-Missouri, Houston and southwest Florida areas where she worked at local affiliate TV stations and received a First Place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After graduating from law school in Florida, she decided to leave the courtroom and return to the newsroom as a legal affairs reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Alex Swoyer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March, 14, 2017. The White House and Republican leaders in Congress are scrambling to shore up support for their health care bill after findings from the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 14 million people would lose insurance coverage in the first year alone under the GOP replacement for Obamacare. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Thursday that Democrats will attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination, saying he would tilt the Supreme Court too far away from what Democrats want to see. Published March 23, 2017

Marie Louise Gorsuch, wife of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch touches his shoulder during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Disabilities ruling haunts Gorsuch at hearing

The Supreme Court may have erected a hurdle Wednesday to Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation after justices handed down an 8-0 ruling that rejected the kind of framework Judge Gorsuch used to decide an education disabilities case. Published March 22, 2017

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Gorsuch: Congress can address 'dark money' disclosures, not judges

Judge Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday that groups spending millions of dollars to get him confirmed to the Supreme Court don't speak for him -- but he told Congress that if lawmakers want to know who's contributing to the groups, they'll have to pass new laws. Published March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Gorsuch denies sexist comments on maternity leave

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch insisted Tuesday he didn't disparage women while teaching classes at the University of Colorado School of Law, rebutting a former student who said he made sexist remarks about lawyers and maternity leave. Published March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Gorsuch declines to say whether Trump travel policy is legal

Judge Neil Gorsuch refused to tip his hand on how he might rule on President Trump's extreme vetting executive order, telling senators Tuesday that he wouldn't want to hurt his ability to hear the case either on his current appeals court or on the Supreme Court, should he win confirmation. Published March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Gorsuch promises independence from Trump, Congress

Judge Neil Gorsuch assured senators Tuesday that he is willing to rule against President Trump from the Supreme Court and repeatedly declared himself a blank slate on the big issues that are likely to come before the high court. Published March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Gorsuch casts himself as mainstream judge, tries to create distance from Trump

Judge Neil Gorsuch promised senators Monday he would follow the law where it takes him and defended the role of federal judges in the American justice system, seeming to try to put some distance between himself and President Trump, the man who nominated him to the U.S. Supreme Court. Published March 20, 2017

The Trump International Hotel is located in the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. (Associated Press/File)

D.C. restaurant sues Trump, claims hotel is hurting business

A D.C. restaurant announced Thursday that it is suing the Trump International Hotel and President Trump himself, charging that he is violating the terms of his lease because he is a government employee who retains an ownership stake in the hotel. Published March 9, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes tells reporters he will hold an open hearing on March 20 to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump's claim of FISA use against him puts focus on spying scope

President Trump's claim that the Obama administration used a law meant for snooping on foreign agents against him during the presidential campaign has raised new questions about the scope of government spying, just months before the law is due for renewal. Published March 8, 2017