Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lawyers fighting over the scope of civil rights law for transgender people are urging the Supreme Court to bring some clarity to the issues.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Use

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Trump administration withdrew guidance offering legal protections to transgender students who want to use the bathroom that conforms with their gender identity.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.

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Trump Defends Order After Court Declines To Reinstate Travel Ban

Friday, February 10, 2017

One day after a federal appeals court declined to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban, NPR considers what happens next for travelers and in the courts.

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Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A federal appeals court unanimously rejected a request by the Trump administration to lift a temporary restraining order on the president's executive order on immigration.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Trump's Immigration Order

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate President Trump's executive order on immigration, which barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments In Trump Immigration Order Case

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to resume President Trump's immigration order that banned travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The order was temporarily halted by a lower court last Friday.

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Courts And Trump Administration Clash Over Immigration Order

Sunday, February 05, 2017

President Trump called the federal judge who temporarily halted Trump's immigration ban a "so-called judge." Overnight, another court refused to lift the suspension.

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Who Is Neil Gorsuch, Trump's First Pick For The Supreme Court?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gorsuch, 49, is one of the youngest Supreme Court nominees in decades. The judge has a sterling legal pedigree and has been likened to Justice Antonin Scalia, whom he is in line to replace.

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At Sessions Hearing, Dems Focus On Fired Acting Justice AG

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee again debated Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as attorney general, meeting a day after the acting attorney general was fired for refusing to defend an executive order.

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Trump Replaces Acting Attorney General After Immigration Order Flap

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump relieved Sally Yates, an appointee from the Obama administration serving temporarily, after she said the Justice Department should not defend his executive order on immigration and refugees.

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Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Refusing To Defend Immigration Order

Monday, January 30, 2017

The president concluded that Sally Yates had "betrayed the Department of Justice" by refusing to defend his executive order imposing a temporary ban on certain refugees and visa holders.

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5 Questions About The Law And Trump's Immigration Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The order on immigration has sparked a number of legal challenges, but the issues involved are far from settled.

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Examining The Legal Issues At Stake As Groups Fight Trump's Executive Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A federal judge has put a temporary stay on deportations after President Trump's executive order. We examine the legal questions ahead as groups challenge it in courts.

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Key Justice Dept. Office Won't Say If It Approved White House Executive Orders

Friday, January 27, 2017

A key Justice Department unit has declined to comment on whether it's reviewing a stream of executive orders coming during Donald Trump's first week as president.

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Justice Department Signals Change In Approach To Civil Rights Cases

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A new team is starting to take shape at the Justice Department. Among their early moves, a signal they will change the approach to major civil rights cases.

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In Inaugural Address, Trump Decries 'Carnage' And Promises 'America First'

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump has completed an unlikely journey from real estate mogul to the 45th president of the United States.

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Can Trump's Pick For Attorney General Serve Independently From The White House?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

There's supposed to be a firewall between the Justice Department and the Oval Office, but Sessions' vigorous support of Donald Trump's campaign raises doubts about how independent he could be.

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Obama Commutes Sentence Of Ex-Army Analyst Chelsea Manning

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

President Obama is commuting most of Chelsea Manning's sentence. Manning is the army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking material about U.S. military and diplomatic activities through WikiLeaks in 2010.

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