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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 [email protected].

Articles by Alex Swoyer

A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Supreme Court rules states, feds can prosecute for the same crime

The Supreme Court ruled Monday the states and federal government can separately charge someone with the same crime, calming fears from Trump critics who worried the justices would create a window for the president to abuse his pardon powers. Published June 17, 2019

This Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, shows exterior of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore.  (Everton Bailey Jr./The Oregonian via AP)

Supreme Court sides with Christian bakery in Oregon

The Supreme Court delivered victory to yet another Christian bakery Monday, erasing a lower court's ruling that had upheld penalties on the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Published June 17, 2019

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight of Customs and Border Protection's response to the smuggling of persons at the southern border, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump judicial nominee withdraws after complaints from GOP senator

President Trump's pick for a federal judgeship in Michigan withdrew his nomination after complaints from a conservative senator that he compared a Catholic family's beliefs to racism, two sources familiar with the confirmation process said Tuesday. Published June 11, 2019

This Oct. 10, 2017, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington at sunset. The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains. But the justices are staying out of the debate over a broader provision that would prevent a woman in Indiana from having an abortion based on gender, race or disability. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Supreme Court upholds Indiana's fetal tissue burial law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Indiana law that requires aborted fetal remains to be given burial or cremation, ruling the state has a valid interest in governing how the remains are handled. Published May 28, 2019