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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

One Last Push In Congress To Change Punishment For Drug Crimes This Year

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A bipartisan group of senators has spent three years hashing out a proposal to reduce mandatory minimum prison terms for many nonviolent crimes.

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Former New Orleans Police Officers Plead Guilty In Danziger Bridge Incident

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Former New Orleans police officers implicated in the shooting of unarmed civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. This case was plagued with problems, including allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.

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Solitary Confinement Is What Destroyed My Son, Grieving Mom Says

Monday, April 18, 2016

Venida Browder's son killed himself after spending time in solitary confinement. She's fighting to end isolation of youth in jails and prisons. A new campaign with that goal launches this week.

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Justice Dept: 'Devastating Consequences' When Tech Exported To The Wrong Hands

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Federal prosecutors recently extradited a man from Singapore to face charges he helped conspire to evade export-control laws and send material that wound up in improvised explosive devices in Iraq.

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Officials Scrutinized Over Classified Information, But Rarely Found Criminal

Thursday, April 07, 2016

There's a long history of government officials getting FBI scrutiny for mishandling classified information. But prosecutors usually require bad intent or ulterior motives to bring a criminal case.

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Justice Department's No. 3 Official Is Stepping Down

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Stuart Delery, acting associate attorney general, is resigning to explore options in the private sector. He leaves as the highest-ranking openly gay leader in the department's history.

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Clinton Email Probe Recalls Past Scrutiny Over Classified Information

Monday, April 04, 2016

Federal investigators continue to look into the handling of classified information around Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. It's not the first time government officials have been scrutinized over the handling of classified information.

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Justice Department Resolves Probe Into Newark, N.J., Police

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Justice Department civil rights unit resolves an investigation into the Newark, N.J., police department over discriminatory practices.

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Justice Department Voting Rights Unit Adapts After Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, March 25, 2016

Justin Levitt leads the Justice Department's voting rights unit, which is fighting in North Carolina, Texas and elsewhere in the first national elections since the Supreme Court upended the Voting Rights Act.

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Justice Department Charges 7 Iranians For Hacking U.S. Banks

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Justice Department is charging seven Iranians with alleged cyber attacks against American banks and an attempt to take over control of a dam in New York.

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Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Ferguson, Mo., Over Police Practices

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Justice Department and city officials in Ferguson, Mo., reached an agreement to overhaul discriminatory police practices. Civil rights officials say there's more work to be done to fight fines and fees that hurt the poor.

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Federal Judge Retires As 'Bad Lapse In Judgment' With 16-Year-Old Surfaces

Friday, March 18, 2016

The chief judge of the federal district court in Washington retired under a disability statute, the same day a Utah woman sued him over sexual relations they had in 1981, when she was 16.

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Merrick Garland Has A Reputation Of Collegiality, Record Of Republican Support

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Merrick Garland, a judge with 18 years' experience, was not the first choice of liberals. But President Obama hopes his ability to win over conservatives will extend to the Supreme Court.

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With Obama Set To Announce Nominee, Speculation About Whom It'll Be

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

President Obama on Wednesday will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Antonin Scalia's death. Sri Srinivasan is among the top contenders; he's South Asian and Hindu.

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Merrick Garland Is Named As President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A former prosecutor, federal judge Merrick Garland will visit Capitol Hill on Thursday to begin meeting with legislators, Obama said.

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Once 'Seduced' By Drug Trade, Former Inmate Now 'Honors My Second Chance'

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In a new book, Shaka Senghor describes 19 years in prison and how he transformed himself into an advocate for inmates and a spokesman for the idea that people can change.

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Former Inmate Becomes Advocate For Prisoner Reform

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Shaka Senghor served 19 years in prison for killing a man in Detroit. He racked up dozens of disciplinary violations behind bars. But he says reading, writing and mentors helped him change.

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Inmates Try To Revive Lawsuit Over Secretive Prison Units

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Prisoners argue their detention in special Communication Management Units left them stigmatized and hurt their relationships with family members.

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Lawmakers Question Loretta Lynch On Clinton Email Probe

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Republican lawmakers questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

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Lawmaker Calls For New Limits On Detaining Witnesses

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Oregon Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden is warning that prosecutors may be taking advantage of a powerful law enforcement tool that allows them to detain people as "material witnesses" in federal investigations by holding them indefinitely, sometimes alongside convicted criminals or in solitary confinement.

Wyden is urging the Justice Department to ...

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