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Joyce Vance

Joyce White Vance is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and a former U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Alabama.

Joyce White Vance is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and a former U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Alabama.

Latest from Joyce Vance

15d ago

DOJ's Jan. 6 investigation is zeroing in on Trump. These bad lawyers could be the key.

Now is the perfect time for the Justice Department to lean on a rogues’ gallery of legal lightweights and turn them into cooperators.
63d 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.
108d ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene's testimony was a disgrace. But there's a silver lining.

Even if a new challenge to Greene’s candidacy is unsuccessful, it has played a role in exposing more Americans to painful truths about the times we live in.
140d ago

Why Josh Hawley's sensationalism was no match for Ketanji Brown Jackson

Here's what Sen. Josh Hawley gets fundamentally wrong about the role of Congress in judicial rulings.
148d ago

America can't afford to forget Zelenskyy's role in Trump's first impeachment

Many Americans have seemingly forgotten the fateful 2019 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and how that call foreshadowed today.
166d ago

Biden's Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson is good for the court — and country

This nomination, and this nominee, couldn’t have come at a more important time. Hopefully, Republican senators agree.
178d ago

Why Vindman's Trump White House lawsuit is such a courageous moment

Sometimes it can be enough, or at least a start, to take the first step forward.
198d ago

Trump didn't sign this newly unearthed 2020 election EO. We need to know why.

The existence of the draft executive order doesn’t prove Trump entered into an illegal conspiracy. But it does raise questions the House's Jan. 6 committee must investigate.
223d ago

Biden's unsung accomplishments are actually a huge deal

Biden’s efforts to replenish the federal bench are not just good news, they also are a singular achievement for this administration.
249d ago

What true justice for Ahmaud Arbery (and many others) would look like

This news cycle is over and Arbery will slip out of our collective consciousness — if we let him.
274d ago

Steve Bannon's subpoena case is taking longer than we want it to. That's a good thing.

Steve Bannon’s potential indictment is taking a while to materialize. That just means our justice system is working.