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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 May 30, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) **FILE**

Justice Stevens, a 'model' for Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, though they joined the high court nearly two decades apart, each viewed the late Justice John Paul Stevens as their role model, admiring his civility on the nation's highest court. Published July 17, 2019

A statue of Justice is seen at federal court in this file photo from Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

Senate confirms Trump's 43rd circuit court nominee

The Senate confirmed President Trump's 43rd circuit court nominee Tuesday, far outpacing his predecessor who only saw 19 federal appeals court judges appointed during the same period of time. Published July 16, 2019

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., speaks to reporters ahead of a vote ordered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to condemn what she called "racist comments" by President Donald Trump directed at Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. GOP leaders dismissed the criticism of President Trump, calling it "politics" and "one more chance to go after our President" by the Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP leaders defend Trump, say tweets weren't racist

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy defended President Trump Tuesday, saying his tweets suggesting some progressive freshman minority members of Congress should go back to where they come from were not racist. Published July 16, 2019

Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters after a tour of a federal prison Monday, July 8, 2019, in Edgefield, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Trump DOJ summit focuses on rise in anti-Semitic attacks, racial hatred

President Trump's Justice Department is aiming to cut down on anti-Semitic discrimination, hosting a summit in Washington, D.C., Monday to draw attention to the uptick in attacks against the Jewish community, with the attorney general calling racial hatred a cancer on society. Published July 15, 2019

Amul Thapar, whom President Trump nominated for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, became just the second South Asian Pacific American to reach the appellate level after a failed filibuster attempt and opposition by Democrats. (Associated Press)

Democrats withhold support for minority judges nominated by Trump

When President Trump nominated Judge Amul Thapar to a seat on a federal appeals court, the American Bar Association unanimously graded him "well qualified." Yet when the son of Indian immigrants came up for a vote on the Senate floor, not a single Democrat backed him. Published July 14, 2019

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Judiciary considering censure of Trump, chairman says

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Friday his committee is considering censuring President Trump, stressing the introduction of articles of impeachment shouldn't be the only option to rebuke the president. Published July 12, 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)

GoFundMe page launched to help Blasey Ford friend Leland Keyser

An online fundraiser has begun for Leland Keyser, one of the key figures in last year's confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, as she's still suffering the effects of standing up for the judge and contradicting accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Published July 11, 2019

The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Associated Press) **FILE**

Liberal advocacy group creates judicial pick list

After years of complaining about President Trump's process for picking Supreme Court justices, a key liberal advocacy group has figured that if they can't beat him, they might as well join him. Published July 1, 2019