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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

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (left) met on Wednesday with Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, and others who will decide his fate. (Associated Press)

Trump to Republicans: Be ready to go nuclear for Gorsuch nomination

President Trump urged Republicans on Wednesday to be prepared to trigger the nuclear option to get his Supreme Court pick confirmed, but party leaders said they hope to avoid a messy fight and approve Judge Neil Gorsuch without having to resort to a constitutional showdown. Published February 1, 2017

The absence of a ninth justice since Antonin Scalia's death last February has hamstrung the Supreme Court in several cases and has forced the justices to look for less-contentious issues on which they are less likely to divide by 4-4 votes. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court nominee has both sides preparing for battle

President Trump will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court on Tuesday night and within seconds both sides will be rolling out email blasts and advertising as they try to define the pick in Americans' minds, knowing that the initial hours and days are crucial. Published January 30, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Trump 'not 100 percent' yet on Supreme Court nominee

President Trump says he's "not 100 percent" about who his nominee for the Supreme Court will be, but that evangelicals and Christians will be represented fairly by the person he chooses. Published January 27, 2017

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Trump short list rated on 'Scalia-ness' for the bench

If President Trump and conservative activists want to make good on their goal of replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a jurist of the same bent and caliber, a group of lawyers and academics have crunched the numbers and have come up with the answer: Judge William Pryor. Published January 26, 2017

The Supreme Court. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump to name Supreme Court pick next Thursday

President Trump will announce on Thursday of next week who he wants to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, which has remained vacant for nearly a year. Published January 25, 2017

Whoever President Trump nominates to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia will tip the balance of the evenly divided Supreme Court. (Associated Press)

Conservative groups trying to derail two potential Supreme Court picks

As President Trump nears a decision this week on his Supreme Court nominee, conservative groups are actively trying to derail at least two of the judges reported to be at the top of his list, saying they can't be relied on to pursue conservative goals from the federal bench. Published January 24, 2017

VIDEO: Bill for First Lady 2016 launches YouTube ad, a group supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, posted a pro-Hillary ad to YouTube on Tuesday, saying it is time for Mrs. Clinton to make "her-story." Published March 18, 2015

VA manager mocks veteran suicide in internal email

Robin Paul, a manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, appeared to mock mental health and the suicides of returning combat veterans, according to an email released by The Indianapolis Star. Published March 9, 2015