Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting laws

By: - June 12, 2021 9:09 am

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing Feb. 22, 2021, in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Pool photo by Demetrius Freeman/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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