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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

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

Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's first appointee to the high court, speaks to The Associated Press about events that have influenced his life and the loss of civility in public discourse, in his chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Gorsuch has written a new book on the importance of civics and civility, and a defense of his preferred originalism method of interpreting laws and the Constitution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justice Gorsuch on SCOTUS: 'We're fallible, we're not perfect'

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch may be the most optimistic lawyer in America today -- which is surprising because he just published a book looking at where America's experiment in constitutional governance is struggling. Published September 8, 2019

In this combination photo, Christine Blasey Ford, left, and U.S. Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Americans watched on phones, laptops and any available screen as Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford spoke.  (AP Photo)

GOP senator urges probe into Blasey Ford's testimony against Kavanaugh

Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday the Justice Department should probe Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Judiciary Committee last year against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh after revelations surfaced this week she was partly motivated by politics. Published September 5, 2019

In this May 23, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) **FILE**

GOP senators say they'll block Dem efforts to expand the Supreme Court

Senate Republicans on Thursday said they'll defeat any Democratic attempt to alter the Supreme Court's nine-justice structure, and told the high court to not be "cowed" by political threats from some Democrats who threatened the restructuring if future rulings don't turn out their way. Published August 29, 2019

James Kraig Kahler listens to the judge while being sentenced in Osage County Court in Lyndon, Kan. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.  A judge sentenced  Kahler to death  for fatally shooting his estranged wife, their two daughters and his wife's grandmother, then ordered him to stay in court and listen to his victims' relatives talk about the pain he caused them.  Kahler was convicted in August in the 2009 killings in Kansas. Kahler shot his 44-year-old wife Karen, her 89-year-old grandmother Dorothy Wight, and the Kahlers' two daughters, 18-year-old Emily and 16-year-old Lauren, as the couple struggled through a divorce.  (AP Photo/Anthony S. Bush, Pool)

Supreme Court to grapple with constitutional right to an insanity defense

Kraig Kahler's insanity defense case goes to the Supreme Court in October -- the first of the term -- where his attorneys will argue that he has a constitutional right to mount an insanity defense and the Kansas law has denied him a fair trial by prohibiting that. Published August 25, 2019

In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. The Supreme Court announced Aug. 23, 2019, that Ginsburg has been treated for a malignant tumor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) **FILE**

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a three week radiation therapy treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas, the Supreme Court announced Friday. Published August 23, 2019