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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

Judicial Watch files two lawsuits against Justice Department

A government watchdog group launched two lawsuits this week demanding the Justice Department turn over information on one of its officials' involvement with the controversial Trump dossier, which the FBI used to spy on Trump campaign officials. Published March 6, 2018

Signs on a building advertise early voting Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Minneapolis. Election Day is more than a month away but the voting was already underway Friday, as Minnesota kicked off its first presidential cycle where all voters across the state can cast their ballots early. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Supreme Court questions state law banning political apparel at ballot box

The Supreme Court took a dim view Wednesday of Minnesota's law banning voters from wearing political apparel to vote on Election Day, with liberal justices questioning where to draw the line and conservatives wondering who got to decide what was political in the first place. Published February 28, 2018

In just President Trump's first year, district judges issued nationwide injunctions on his travel ban, refugee policy, phaseout of the Obama-era DACA amnesty, efforts to speed up deportations of Iraqis, stripping of federal grants from sanctuary cities, attempts to change Obamacare's contraceptive coverage and moves to reinstate a ban on transgender troops. (Associated Press)

Judges unleash 'political weapon' against Trump

In just President Trump's first year, district judges issued nationwide injunctions on his travel ban, refugee policy, phaseout of the Obama-era DACA amnesty, efforts to speed up deportations of Iraqis, stripping of federal grants from sanctuary cities, attempts to change Obamacare's contraceptive coverage and moves to reinstate a ban on transgender troops. Published February 27, 2018

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith, right, accompanied by attorney Josh Rosenkranz, left, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft Corp. over a warrant for emails that were sought as part of a drug trafficking investigation.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Supreme Court weighs government's reach of records kept on foreign servers

The Supreme Court pressed Congress on Tuesday to update the country's data privacy laws for the Internet age, as justices grappled with tricky questions about the reach of federal powers over data that's controlled by an American company but kept on overseas servers. Published February 27, 2018

In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Minnesota voting case to be heard by Supreme Court

When Andrew Cilek entered a Lutheran church in Minnesota to cast his vote during the 2010 election, he was surprised when the poll worker told him he couldn't vote because he was wearing a T-shirt with the emblem of a local tea party group, and had a button asking for poll workers to check his I.D. Published February 25, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, walks through a basement passageway at the Capitol amid debates in the Senate on immigration, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Grassley: FBI didn't contact Google during probe on Florida shooter

The FBI was told of a threat accused Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz made on YouTube last September but never contacted the company to track down its source, missing an early indicator, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday. Published February 23, 2018