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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 aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Alex Swoyer

An anti-scaling fence is seen outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Supreme Court’s reputation tarnished after abortion opinion leak

The Supreme Court's reputation has been badly bruised after the historic leak of a draft opinion suggesting the majority of justices would overturn abortion rights last week, according to former law clerks from both wings of the bench. Published May 10, 2022

Justice Clarence Thomas sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Friday, April 23, 2021, in this file photo. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Justice Thomas says high court won’t be ‘bullied’ over Roe leak

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas declared the high court won't be "bullied" on Friday, briefly referencing the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion suggesting the justices are poised to overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 case giving women a national right to an abortion. Published May 7, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. addresses the audience during the "The Emergency Docket" lecture Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in the McCartan Courtroom at the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Ind. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

Justice Alito’s legal reasoning for ending Roe rests on history, the right to life

A crucial part of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s draft majority opinion dismantling the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision came at the back end, with a 31-page appendix detailing myriad state abortion bans in effect at the time the court ruled, including some on the books since the early 19th century. Published May 6, 2022