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Barbara McQuade

Barbara McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Barbara McQuade is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Latest from Barbara McQuade

18d ago

DOJ appealing the Trump special master order would make a bad situation worse

Bill Barr thinks U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s opinion was so terrible it should be appealed. He's half right.
41d ago

Why Rudy Giuliani's Georgia woes are bad news for Trump

There are any number of paths this investigation could take now that Giuliani is a target. But all of them could have dangerous implications for the former president.
73d ago

The case for charging Trump with manslaughter

During the next Jan. 6 committee hearing I will be listening for evidence of a crime that has gone largely undiscussed.
96d ago

January 6 hearings Day 5 focus on DOJ's 'big lie' last stand

Involving Trump, acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and Jeffrey Clark, this was a bizarre situation. But everything about those early days of 2021 was bizarre.
110d ago

The Jan. 6 hearings spotlight Congress. But witnesses are the real stars.

This is no ordinary cliffhanger — the future of our democracy hangs in the balance. Here are five things to watch for as the hearings begin.
117d ago

Trump's 'Russiagate' falls apart with Durham's Sussmann fail

Why everyone but special counsel John Durham seemed to see the Michael Sussmann verdict coming.
144d ago

The Alito Supreme Court leak necessitates an unprecedented investigation

How finding the draft opinion leaker could help save the court's integrity.
157d ago

The 'Trump made me do it' defense isn't working for Jan. 6 rioters. But it is revealing.

The Thompson case shows us why charging Trump would be dangerous. It also shows us why not charging him would be unthinkable.
202d ago

What the first Jan. 6 trial can — and cannot — tell us

It may be that the outcome of Guy Reffitt’s case can give us clues about how other cases will shake out. Or it may not.
252d ago

Oath Keepers sedition indictments are just the beginning for DOJ

It’s not just about who has been charged — but who will be charged next.
265d ago

Elizabeth Holmes' trial is over. But will her sentence provide justice?

As we think about ways to address racial and economic disparities in the criminal justice system, we must consider the disproportionately paltry ones are meted out to the wealthy.