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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

Articles by Alex Swoyer

Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a gun rights case that centers on New York's restrictive gun permit law and whether limits the state has placed on carrying a gun in public violate the Second Amendment. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Supreme Court poised to bolster Second Amendment, right to carry

The Supreme Court split along ideological lines during a hearing Wednesday on a case involving the right to carry a firearm outside the home -- the first major Second Amendment challenge before the high court in more than a decade. Published November 3, 2021

A police officer walks by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) **FILE**

Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA power plant rules

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear a challenge from a group of red states, led by West Virginia, against Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Published October 29, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Military members, federal workers challenge Biden’s vaccine mandate

Members of the military, federal workers and government contractors have filed a class action against President Biden's federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing they have not been afforded religious exemptions -- or had those honored -- for the shots. Published October 26, 2021

Protesters objecting to the adoption of the Traditional Plan gather and protest outside the United Methodist Church's 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. America's second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates at the crucial meeting move to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

LGBTQ advocates renew challenges to religious foster care programs

LGBTQ advocates are issuing challenges to Christian foster care programs by targeting their government funding -- and suing the federal government -- in a gambit that could involve the Supreme Court, which sided with a Catholic foster program earlier this year. Published October 26, 2021