Katherine Johnson

Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies

Katherine Beck Johnson serves as the Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies. Under the Vice President for Government and Policy Affairs, she assists in pro-life and religious liberty legal analysis.

Katherine brings to this position a wealth of experience from internships in all three branches of the Federal Government. In law school, she interned with Judge Elrod on the Fifth Circuit and Judge Hudson on the Eastern District of Virginia. She also interned on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Office of Ted Cruz, where she worked on judicial nominations and immigration policy. She served as a legal extern in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Policy, where her portfolio included "rapid response" work on pro-life issues during the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Katherine received her J.D., cum laude, from William and Mary Law School and her B.S.W, magna cum laude, from University of South Florida.

Katherine lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and daughter where she enjoys running the Mount Vernon Trail, reading about Catholic social teaching, and rooting for the Nationals.

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Recent Activity

Abortion, Miscarriage, and the Reality of an Unborn Child

Katherine Johnson, Jeff Landy, Chris Smith, Ben Carson

Greg Steube, Katherine Johnson, Matt Carpenter, Travis Weber, Albert Mohler

James Lankford, Katherine Johnson, Meg Kilgannon, George Barna

Katherine Johnson, Arielle Del Turco, Michelle Davis, Carl Trueman

Gordon Chang, Gary Palmer, Katherine Beck Johnson, Kurt Kondrich, Joel Berry, Beth Stelzer

Borys Gudziak, Katherine Johnson, Joshua Yoder, David Closson

George Thomas, Michael Watlz, Mike Landis, Katherine Johnson, Peter Schweizer

Truth about abortion: Everyone knows it's a baby

A Win at SCOTUS on Vaccine Mandates

Katherine Johnson, Joni Ernst, Todd Rokita, Mike Braun, J. Christian Adams

An Inside Look at the SCOTUS COVID Arguments

Supreme Court (Mostly) Greenlights Texas's Unique Pro-life Law

Katherine Johnson, Bryan Steil, Bob Fu, George Barna

Rick Allen, Katherine Johnson, Meg Kilgannon, David Closson

Do Female Athletes Need Abortion to Succeed?

Vicky Hartzler, Mary Szoch, Katherine Johnson, David Closson

FRC to Supreme Court: Overturn Roe!

Matt Rosendale. Meg Kilgannon, Katherine Johnson, Heather Johnston

James Comer, Chad Wolf, Tanner Cross, Tyson Langhofer, Travis Weber, Katherine Johnson

Despite Lawsuits, Texas Judge Isn't Backing Down from Prayer

Prenatal Nondiscrimination Acts: Why They Are Essential

California as Big Brother? The Supreme Court Isn't Having It.

Katherine Beck Johnson on Victories for Religious Freedom in the Supreme Court

Where's the Shame in Protecting Religious Liberty?

Mike Rounds, Mark Robinson, Tyler O'Neil, Mike McClure, Katherine Beck Johnson

Katherine Johnson, Greg Steube, Virgil Walker, Darrell Harrison

Roe Must End: The Legal, Historical, and Cultural Reasons to Overturn Roe v. Wade

D.C. Backs Down After Archdiocese of Washington Lawsuit

Archdiocese of Washington Stands Up to D.C.'s COVID Grinch

Peter Sprigg, Caleb Lyman, John Cooper

Justice Alito: COVID Has Led to a Constitutional 'Stress Test' for Religious Freedom

Election 2020 showed Republicans that it pays to be bold

Carrie Severino, John Ash, Neal Dunn, Katherine Johnson

Religious Schools Win in Latest SCOTUS Decision

Katherine Johnson, David Closson, Gordon Chang, John McLaughlin

Dan Celia, Jose Gonzalez, Brian Gibson, Katherine Johnson, Travis Weber

Katherine Beck Johnson, Vicky Hartzler, Scott Tuner, Gordon Groseclose, Gordon Chang, Lela Gilbert

Here's How the Abortion Industry Should Be Remembered for Handling the Pandemic

Restrictions on Religious Freedom During the Coronavirus Crisis

Roger Severino, David Closson, Jennifer Bryson, Katherine Beck Johnson, Lela Gilbert

States Must Walk a Fine Line When It Comes to Church Gatherings

Let the states protect women

Terry Jeffrey, Katherine Johnson, Brooke Rollins, Travis Weber

Mo Brooks, Mike Johnson, Travis Weber, Katherine Johnson, Rob Schwarzwalder, Larry Jackson

Does the Church Get to Decide Who Teaches Religion -- or Government?

Chris Farrell, Katherine Johnson, Patrina Mosley, David Black

Roger Marshall, Travis Weber, Katherine Johnson, Katrina Trinko, Harold Harper

Stopping Traffic in D.C.

Jessie Liu, Steve Grcevich, Katherine Johnson, Louisa Greve

Fetal Dignity Laws: Respecting the Human Dignity of the Unborn