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Krishnadev Calamur

Krishnadev Calamur

Chief Washington Editor

Krishnadev Calamur is NPR's Chief Washington Editor, a role in which he oversees all aspects of the Washington Desk. The desk's correspondents, editors and producers cover the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, presidential campaigns and other electoral politics, and tell stories across all of NPR's broadcast and digital platforms. The desk also is home to the NPR Politics Podcast. Previously, as a deputy Washington editor, he helped oversee planning of the Washington desk's news coverage and edited NPR's Supreme Court and congressional coverage. Prior to that, Calamur was an editor and staff writer at The Atlantic. This is his second stint at NPR, having previously worked on NPR's website from 2008-15. Calamur received an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri.

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Gun violence survivors hold their banners during a rally Wednesday outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. The court heard arguments in a gun rights case that centers on New York's restrictive gun permit law. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court appears skeptical of New York's restrictive gun control law

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The Texas state Capitol is seen on Oct. 2. The Justice Department is suing over the state's restrictive abortion law and heading back to the Supreme Court to seek a halt to it while legal proceedings continue. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Stephen Breyer welcomes the resumption of in-person oral arguments at the high court this fall. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

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Breyer Warns Against Remaking The Court: 'What Goes Around Comes Around'

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Justice Breyer Says Supreme Court Upholding Texas Abortion Ban Was 'Very, Very Wrong'

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Progressives want Justice Stephen Breyer to step down while Democrats still narrowly control the Senate and before the 2022 midterms, when control of the chamber is at stake. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

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Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez knocks on a door before posting an eviction order on Oct. 1, 2020, in Phoenix. An extended eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been struck down. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court Will Allow Evictions To Resume. It Could Affect Millions Of Tenants

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Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson (from left), Sen. Ed Markey, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Mondaire Jones announce legislation Thursday to expand the number of seats on the U.S. Supreme Court outside the high court. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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