Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Refusal Case Is The Latest Letdown For LGBT Advocates

Saturday, September 09, 2017

The Justice Department has sided with a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. For the LGBT community, it's the latest disappointment from the Trump administration.

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Civil Rights Division Nominee Eric Dreiband Appears Before Senate Panel

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

More than 70 civil rights groups are objecting to President Trump's nomination of Eric Dreiband to serve as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. On Wednesday, Dreiband got a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Trump Rescinds DACA, Calls On Congress To Replace It

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The clock is ticking on a program for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. DOJ says Congress needs to act. State attorneys general and immigration groups threaten to sue.

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Trump Administration Announces Plan To End DACA Program

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months, setting a deadline for Congress to act on so-called "dreamers."

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Legal Scholars Support Reassigned Climate Scientist

Monday, September 04, 2017

Advocacy groups are weighing in on behalf of Joel Clement, a climate change scientist who says he was reassigned in retaliation for his views.

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Trump Defends Controversial Pardon Of Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Monday, August 28, 2017

President Trump stood by his decision to pardon Arpaio at a joint press conference with Finland's president on Monday. Arpaio gained notoriety for his controversial treatment of Latinos and prisoners.

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After Arpaio, 4 Answers To Questions About How Pardons Are Supposed To Work

Monday, August 28, 2017

President Trump has used his pardon power to forgive one of his most loyal political allies, former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. On Monday, Trump told reporters, "I stand by my pardon of Sheriff Joe."

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Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attack That Killed Ambassador

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Justice Department Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Charlottesville Attack

Monday, August 14, 2017

The FBI and a U.S. attorney in Virginia are investigating the deadly car wreck in Charlottesville, Va., as a possible federal civil rights crime. Authorities want to know if anyone else was involved.

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Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe

Friday, August 11, 2017

Legal experts said Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is moving with unusual speed and assertiveness. Mueller may be increasing pressure to try to secure cooperation from insiders.

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Lawyers Launch Initiative To Challenge Executive Power

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

National security lawyers are launching a new effort called the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. They plan to sue over discrimination, privacy and national security issues.

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Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Justice Department has reversed its position on an important voting rights case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Critics say the change could open the door to purge voter rolls.

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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Intelligence Agencies' Calls For Probes Triple

Friday, August 04, 2017

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on issuing subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.

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White House Lawyer Is Top Pick For Open Court Seat, And Controversy Could Follow

Friday, July 28, 2017

Gregory Katsas has a sterling legal pedigree. But his service in the Trump White House could play an important role in any confirmation hearings if he's selected as a federal appeals court judge.

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Top Lawyer For Civil Rights At Justice Department Leaving After Roughly 6 Months

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thomas Wheeler led the Justice Department's civil rights unit through a period of transition. He told lawyers he never intended to stay in the job permanently.

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Trump Continues To Publicly Attack Sessions

Thursday, July 27, 2017

President Trump continues denouncing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

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Sessions Has Long Shown Unwavering Support For Trump

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

From his early endorsement of then-candidate Trump February 2016, through his time so far as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has been one of the most loyal supporters of Trump and his populist agenda.

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Amid Trump Tweet Storm, Sessions Holds Firm

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump continued to attack his attorney general on Twitter. But allies of Jeff Sessions say he doesn't want to resign.

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'White House Arrest?' Legal Experts Disagree About Prosecuting A President

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller may be a long way from charging anyone with wrongdoing, let alone the president. But a debate has raged since the country's founding about indicting a sitting president.

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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Questioned By Senate Judiciary

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee to head the FBI, faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Wray pledged to lawmakers that he would be an independent leader of the FBI.

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