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Carrie Johnson 2016
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Carrie Johnson

Justice Correspondent

Carrie Johnson is a Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk.

She covers a wide variety of stories about justice issues, law enforcement and legal affairs for NPR's flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the Newscasts and NPR.org.

While in this role, Johnson has chronicled major challenges to the landmark voting rights law, a botched law enforcement operation targeting gun traffickers along the Southwest border, and the Obama administration's deadly drone program for suspected terrorists overseas.

Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years, where she closely observed the FBI, the Justice Department and criminal trials of the former leaders of Enron, HealthSouth and Tyco. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.

Outside of her role at NPR, Johnson regularly moderates or appears on legal panels for the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and others. She's talked about her work on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and other outlets.

Her work has been honored with awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Benedictine University in Illinois.

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Trump Defends Order After Court Declines To Reinstate Travel Ban

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Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Trump's Immigration Order

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

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments In Trump Immigration Order Case

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Courts And Trump Administration Clash Over Immigration Order

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Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals makes a point while delivering prepared remarks before a group of attorneys last Friday at a luncheon in a legal firm in lower downtown Denver. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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At Sessions Hearing, Dems Focus On Fired Acting Justice AG

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Trump Replaces Acting Attorney General After Immigration Order Flap

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Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, shown in 2016, has been fired for saying Department of Justice lawyers would not defend President Trump's executive order restricting refugees and visa holders from entering the U.S. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Refusing To Defend Immigration Order

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Activists stage a rally at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday against President Trump's order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Questions About The Law And Trump's Immigration Order

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

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