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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. 14, 2017, photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Heitkamp campaign identifies sexual-assault victims in ad without permission

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is trying to recover from her vote against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee by standing up for victims of sexual assault, but the North Dakota Democrat's efforts backfired Tuesday when she had to apologize for identifying victims without their permission in a recent campaign ad. Published October 16, 2018

In this Nov. 20, 2008, file photo, the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary is shown with the witness gallery behind glass at right, in Walla Walla, Wash. Washington state's Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its Constitution. The ruling Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. They ordered that people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington Supreme Court rules death penalty invalid

The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously scrapped the death penalty, saying it was being carried out in an arbitrary and racially biased fashion and no longer served as a deterrent. Published October 11, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters as he leaves the chamber following a procedural vote to advance the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans push to confirm more than 40 judges before midterms

With the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh completed, GOP senators are quickly pivoting to filling out the rest of the federal courts, eyeing more than 40 district and circuit judges they want to confirm before the end of the year. Published October 10, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham,South Carolina Republican, lashed out at Democrats as he defended Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Associated Press/File)

How low can they go? Senate grows more toxic with each Supreme Court nomination

Republicans powered Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh through the Senate this weekend, but not before lawmakers said they had hit "rock bottom" with the poisonous atmosphere pervading the Capitol, leaving all sides fearful about what happens the next time they are asked to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. Published October 7, 2018

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., center, with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, are seen inside the anteroom during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Jeff Flake, for a one-week investigation into sexual assault allegation against the high court nominee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Democrats: Kavanaugh confirmation sends 'terrible message' to women

Democrats said Saturday that they hoped sexual assault survivors wouldn't remain silent after the Supreme Court confirmation battle -- and blamed Republicans for sending the wrong message in confirming incoming Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Published October 6, 2018

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, speaks with reporters just after a deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle, setting up a likely final showdown vote for Saturday, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Murkowski hopes Kavanaugh will rebuild public confidence

Sen. Lisa Murkowski defended her opposition Saturday to incoming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying she hoped he would find a way to get past the nastiness of recent weeks and push the high court toward more collegiality. Published October 6, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court

Senators confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Saturday in a vote lacking in drama but freighted with meaning, bringing to a close what senators called the nastiest confirmation battle in modern political history. Published October 6, 2018