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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 Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Supreme Court grapples with cellphone privacy in age of technology

The Trump administration told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that cellphone records belong to telecom companies, not to their customers, as they sought to defend the ability of police to track Americans' whereabouts without having to obtain a warrant first. Published November 29, 2017

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., looks to Don Willett, center, and James Ho, left, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on nominations on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Willett and Ho have been nominated to be United States Circuit Judges For The Fifth Circuit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's judge picks spur internal battle within GOP

Conservative activists mounted a full-scale assault Wednesday on Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, after he expressed concerns over some of President Trump's judicial nominees and hinted he might not be able to vote for one of them. Published November 29, 2017

Gregory Katsas, depicted here in a 2012 photo from a Federalist Society event hosted at Georgetown Law, was nominated by President Donald Trump to an opening on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 7, 2017. (Georgetown Law) []

Senate confirms Katsas to federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.

The Senate confirmed one of President Trump's lawyers to become a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., overcoming concerns that he could end up deciding the legality of key parts of the Trump agenda — including decisions he was part of. Published November 28, 2017

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas., pauses as he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Privacy advocates want to revamp Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Pro-privacy Republicans and Democrats say they're worried congressional leaders will try to jam through government snooping powers as part of a must-pass bill at the end of this year, short-circuiting a much-needed debate on the limits of government surveillance. Published November 23, 2017