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Carrie Johnson

Justice Correspondent

Carrie Johnson is NPR's National Justice Correspondent.

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. Johnson regularly appears on the NPR Politics Podcast.

Prior to coming to NPR in 2010, Johnson worked at the Washington Post for 10 years. Earlier in her career, she wrote about courts for the weekly publication Legal Times.

Her work has been honored with awards from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, the Society for Professional Journalists, and SABEW. She served as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University from 2019-2020. In 2021, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers honored Johnson with a rarely-bestowed Champion of Justice award for her journalism work.

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. She sits on the advisory board for the Center for Journalism Ethics at UW-M and the Historical Society of the D.C. Circuit.

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Thursday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, in Oxon Hill, Md., Feb. 24, 2024. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in Trump immunity case in April

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Tuesday

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Monday

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Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Texas and Florida social media laws

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The Supreme Court to hear a case that could help define the future of the internet

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Wednesday

Supreme Court hears arguments in important case about ozone pollution rule

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EPA rule that limits pollution is being challenged in the Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge from GOP-led states and industry groups seeking to block the EPA's "good neighbor" provision, which is designed to reduce smog and air pollution. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Monday

Friday

Appeals court rules Trump doesn't have immunity in 2020 criminal election case

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Thursday

Supreme Court hears arguments over whether Trump qualifies to run for president

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A U.S. Supreme Court police officer stands in fron of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A banner is displayed in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday as justices prepared to hear arguments in a case about whether former President Donald Trump can be disqualified from state ballots. The case has profound implications for the 2024 presidential election. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Listen to special coverage of the arguments

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Supreme Court to hear arguments on whether Trump should remain on Colorado ballot

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Tuesday

Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. Shannon Stapleton/AP hide caption

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No Blanket Immunity For Trump

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The ruling by the federal appeals court is a major setback for former President Donald Trump. Chet Strange/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal appeals court rules Trump doesn't have broad immunity from prosecution

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Wednesday

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As she leaves DOJ, associate AG recalls the cases that will 'stick with me forever'

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Tuesday

Top DOJ official warns not to take law, democracy for granted as she leaves her post

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Saturday

Following Trump's trials: classified documents and hush-money cases

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Friday

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Saturday

The latest in Trump's trials

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Wednesday

A Supreme Court case that protects the environment, health care, and food safety is at risk

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in a case that could weaken federal rule making

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