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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Friday, July 03, 2015

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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Supreme Court Approves Arizona Redistricting Commission

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of independent commissions in the states as an alternative to having state legislatures draw lines for congressional districts.

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Breaking Down A Legal Landmark: The Justices' Opinions In Obergefell V. Hodges

Friday, June 26, 2015

For an analysis of both the majority opinion and the dissents for the historic Supreme Court case, David Greene talks to NPR's Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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Supreme Court Sides With Civil Rights Advocates In Fair Housing Case

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A divided Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 Thursday to uphold a key tool of civil rights law — the ability of plaintiffs to sue in housing bias cases using evidence of disparate impact.

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Federal Employees Criticize Government Response To Massive Data Breach

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Federal workers are furious after the huge data breach of sensitive information. Some complain letters are going to the wrong name or address, compounding their anger over government incompetence.

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Released From Prison, Nuclear Protest Nun Now Likely To Stay Free

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Justice Department said it will not seek a rehearing after Sister Megan Rice's sabotage conviction was thrown out last month.

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#NPRreads: Wealthier Grays And The Intersection Of Race And Guns

Friday, June 19, 2015

This week's selection of articles and essays covers a surprising economic fact about seniors, the psychological damage done to juveniles in solitary and a look at the South Carolina church shooting.

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Settlement Reached To Overhaul Mississippi Juvenile Courts

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Justice Department deal follows a scathing report that uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of young people.

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FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Alleged Hack Of Astros System

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The FBI is investigating an alleged hack by members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization against a rival now working for the Houston Astros. The teams say they're cooperating with federal officials.

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Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Support Islamic State

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The 17-year-old plead guilty Thursday to conspiring to provide support to the self-declared Islamic State. Ali Shukri Amin acknowledged raising money and helping inspire a friend to travel to Syria.

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Experiencing The 'Realities Of Being A Police Officer'

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A group that raises money for police officers subjected to investigation or lawsuits is using a simulator program to help outsiders understand the challenges of the job.

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Advocates Push To Bring Solitary Confinement Out Of The Shadows

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Some big states have been moving to limit the numbers of people they send to solitary but officials say it's necessary to maintain control and, in some cases, protect the prisoners themselves.

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Jury Acquits Ex-BP Exec Of Lying In Oil Spill

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

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Sen. Menendez's Corruption Trial Hasn't Begun, But Legal Sparring Has

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Justice Department indicted the New Jersey Democrat just two months ago on bribery and conspiracy charges. But lawyers in the case already seem to be getting under each other's skin.

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Sons Ask Supreme Court To Resolve Jim Thorpe Burial Case

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Lawyers for the sons of sports legend Jim Thorpe are asking for their father's remains to be moved from a roadside mausoleum in Pennsylvania back to land in Oklahoma.

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Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

Monday, June 01, 2015

The court ruled Monday that a law requiring the deportation of immigrants who violate any kind of drug regulation did not justify deporting a man who was caught with Adderall in his sock.

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No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

Monday, June 01, 2015

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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#NPRreads: Diversity In The Legal Profession

Friday, May 29, 2015

We also have stories on the need for female rock critics and on the Soul Patrol, a group of police officers in Boston who patrolled areas like Roxbury in the 1970s.

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U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Justice Department unveils criminal charges against 14 people in connection with rampant racketeering and a bribery scheme at FIFA, the world's premiere soccer organization. The FBI secretly secured guilty pleas from four officials and two companies.

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Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Settlement On Police Reforms

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The agreement between the city and the Justice Department comes after federal authorities found the police engaged in a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations.

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