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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

In this Aug. 12, 2019, file photo, acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Groups sue to block Trump's order for citizenship data collection

Immigrant rights groups sued the Trump administration Friday over the president's plan to collect citizenship data through federal agencies, which will then share that information to states, arguing the move is unlawful and discriminatory. Published September 14, 2019

Federal court allows lawsuit against Trump over business ties

A federal appeals court Friday revived a lawsuit against President Trump, saying restaurant and hotel owners in New York and D.C. should be able to challenge the president's business interests tied to his family-owned hotels. Published September 13, 2019

Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Blasey Ford's father supported Kavanaugh confirmation: Report

The father of the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during his confirmation process reportedly supported the president's high court pick, according to a report Thursday by the Federalist. Published September 12, 2019

The Supreme Court building is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Supreme Court allows nationwide enforcement of Trump asylum rules

The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the Trump administration to deny asylum to migrants from other countries who traveled through Mexico before reaching the U.S., giving the administration a major win as it tries to stop the border surge. Published September 11, 2019

New York City firefighters take a position in front of a memorial on the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies commemorating the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Senate remembers Sept. 11 with moment of silence

Senators came together Wednesday in the chamber for a moment of silence to honor of the thousands of lives lost during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Published September 11, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge with a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. A bipartisan coalition of 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia said Monday it is investigating whether Google's search and advertising business is engaged in monopolistic behavior. It follows a Friday announcement of a similar multistate probe targeting Facebook. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Antitrust violations?: 50 attorneys general unite to investigate Google control

A bipartisan collection of 50 attorneys general from states and U.S. territories united Monday in Washington to announce an investigation into Google, exploring whether the internet search giant violated state and federal antitrust laws as it moved to dominate the online advertising market. Published September 9, 2019

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, from left, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine and Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, walk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. A bipartisan coalition of 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia said Monday it is investigating whether Google's search and advertising business is engaged in monopolistic behavior. It follows a Friday announcement of a similar multistate probe targeting Facebook. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

50 attorneys general launch Google antitrust probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a group of 50 attorneys general in a multi-state probe into Google, exploring whether the company violated state and federal antitrust laws. Published September 9, 2019

Obama judge sides against Trump, stifles asylum crackdown

A federal court on Monday reinstated a nationwide injunction against President Trump's rule denying asylum to anyone who passed through a third country before coming to the United States, just hours before the administration released new figures showing a sharp drop in illegal immigration from Mexico. Published September 9, 2019