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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

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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White House Meeting Fails To Bridge Divide Over Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

President Obama plans to nominate someone to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia. But Republican leaders say the Senate won't consider his pick. A White House meeting between the two sides failed to bridge the divide.

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Obama Looking For Justice Who Will 'Interpret' The Law, Not 'Make' It

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The legal world has a new blogger: former constitutional law professor and current President Barack Obama.

The president took to SCOTUSblog, the leading online chronicle of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday to offer some "spoiler-free insights" into what he is seeking in a justice to replace the late ...

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Federal Judge Greenlights Conservative Group To Look Into Clinton Emails

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A federal judge said he will allow a conservative watchdog group to take steps to find out whether the State Department and former Secretary Hillary Clinton "deliberately thwarted" an open records law by using a private email server.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan made the ruling Tuesday at the urging ...

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Supreme Court Nominating Process Shrouded In Secrecy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

President Obama will nominate a candidate to replace Antonin Scalia. Lawyers who worked in the Obama and George W. Bush White Houses offer clues as to what's happening with the vetting process.

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Report: Obama Administration Makes 'No Progress' On Drone Program Transparency

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Obama administration has made "virtually no progress" to increase transparency and accountability for its lethal drone program, a new report has concluded, with only months left to spare before the White House hands control of the targeted killing apparatus to a successor.

The report by the nonpartisan Stimson Center ...

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Is It Time To Reconsider Lifetime Appointments To The Supreme Court?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the looming face-off between the White House and the Senate over his replacement have revived proposals that would limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Legal scholars from both political parties renewed a call Tuesday to reconsider how much time justices ...

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Obama To Nominate A Candidate To Fill Scalia's Empty Chair

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Supreme Court has been closely divided, 5-4, on major social issues for years. With Justice Scalia's death, the White House has a chance to shift the balance of power with a Democratic appointee.

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Battle On To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy After Death Of Justice Antonin Scalia

Sunday, February 14, 2016

NPR's Carrie Johnson and Ron Elving talk to host Michel Martin about the political battle developing over the replacement of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.

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