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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

4 Muslim Men To Sue Feds Over No-Fly List

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.

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Longtime D.C. Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims.

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Brother Fights Death Penalty Charges In Marathon Bombing Case

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is fighting charges that could carry the death penalty. His defense, in part, points the finger at his deceased older brother as the mastermind. A trial is still months away.

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Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp

Monday, April 07, 2014

In the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling last year, advocates worry that jurisdictions are quietly making changes to disenfranchise minorities. A training program is designed to counter that.

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The Senate Versus The CIA: A Struggle At Flashpoint

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

A Senate committee vote, expected this week, marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.

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Tinariwen On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Grammy-winning band from Northern Mali performs two sparse songs from its new album, Emmaar.

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Unanimous Jury Convicts Al-Qaida Propagandist In Manhattan

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a top propagandist for al-Qaida, has been convicted. The verdict supports the Obama administration's claim that federal criminal courts are ready to hear terrorism cases.

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Karl R. Thompson Tapped To Lead Key Justice Department Unit

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thompson has been named acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, which approves executive branch legal arguments on armed drones, surveillance and other national security issues.

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Prosecutor David O'Neil To Head Justice's Criminal Division

Friday, March 21, 2014

O'Neil had most recently focused on oversight of criminal cases and white collar fraud investigations as well as the fallout from cascading leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Senators Want Watchdog To Investigate Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The senators used a report that details 650 ethics infractions by Justice Department lawyers to bolster their case for an independent inspector general.

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Holder Steps Forward For Shorter Drug Sentences

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder is before the U.S. Sentencing Commission to support changes in sentencing for drug offenses, which could shave time off prison terms and reduce federal prison populations.

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Feinstein: CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Senator Dianne Feinstein has accused the CIA of interfering with efforts by Congress to oversee the agency. Feinstein said the CIA had removed documents from computers used by her committee's staff.

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On Senate Floor, Rift Opens Between Lawmakers And CIA

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of interfering with her committee's efforts to oversee the agency. Feinstein made her comments in a speech Tuesday.

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Holder Speaks Out On Snowden, Drone Policy, Softening Sentences

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. The attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Department post.

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Rights Advocates See 'Access To Justice' Gap In U.S.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Too many poor people are forced to go without legal counsel when facing challenges such as eviction, deportation or domestic violence, a new report says.

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Senate Democrats Defect On Obama Civil Rights Nominee

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The clash over attorney Debo Adegbile's Justice Dept. nomination pitted powerful law enforcement interests against the civil rights community.

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Decades-Old Case Looms Large In Defeated Civil Rights Nomination

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Debo Adegbile was the nominee to lead the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, and he has a compelling story — from child actor to activist lawyer. The Senate defeated his nomination Wednesday.

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Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday in a congressional hearing aimed at banning it for some inmates. Solitary confinement is also extremely expensive, critics say.

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Before Lawmakers, Former Inmates Tell Their Stories

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin is calling on federal and state prisons to ban solitary confinement for juveniles, pregnant women and the mentally ill. He held a hearing in Washington on Tuesday.

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