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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.

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Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.

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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Friday, July 24, 2015

Obama administration sources tell NPR they won't try to stop the release of Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel and is eligible for parole in the fall.

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FBI Asked To Investigate Possible Classified Information In Clinton Emails

Friday, July 24, 2015

NPR has the latest on the referral to the FBI to probe whether classified information was mishandled in relation to the use of a private email server by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Official Watchdog Says He Needs Access To Sensitive Documents

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Michael Horowitz protests the Justice Department legal opinion that says DOJ officials decide what material he should get, and when.

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Accused Charleston, S.C., Shooter To Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dylann Roof will face hate crime and other federal charges in connection with the killing of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Some of the charges are death-penalty eligible.

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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.

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New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Take-Back Program

Monday, July 13, 2015

Not much surprises a man who has put spies and kidnappers and murderers behind bars. But there's one American problem that took DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's breath away: drug overdose.

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FBI Says Dylann Roof Shouldn't Have Been Able To Buy Gun

Friday, July 10, 2015

The FBI director says accused Charleston, S.C., church shooter Dylann Roof was able to get a gun because of a background check error.

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FBI Says Background Check Error Let Charleston Shooting Suspect Buy Gun

Friday, July 10, 2015

FBI Director James Comey said a bureau employee made a mistake in reviewing Dylann Roof's application to purchase a weapon.

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FBI Says It Thwarted Attempted July 4th Attack

Thursday, July 09, 2015

FBI Director James Comey says the agency arrested more than 10 people, radicalized through social media, plotting to kill Americans on Independence Day.

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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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