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Quinta Jurecic


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Past articles by Quinta:

The Dangerous Omission in the Jan. 6 Committee's Report Summary

The government was caught unawares on Jan. 6—with catastrophic effects. But you wouldn’t know that from reading the committee’s executive summary. → Read More

Democracy After the Midterms

The midterms represent an unexpected step back from the brink—and an opportunity to reflect on the health of American democracy going forward. → Read More

Taking the Pelosi Attack Seriously

Coverage of the incident seems to have downplayed the significance of a kidnapping attempt and possibly even an assassination attempt against the speaker of the House, the woman third in line to the presidency. → Read More

The Eleventh Circuit Cleans Up the Mess

The much needed appellate intervention puts the Mar-a-Lago investigation back on track. → Read More

A Justice Department Show of Force in the Mar-a-Lago Case

The department’s Mar-a-Lago filing leaves little doubt where its investigation is heading, but suggests it will take a while to get there. → Read More

The Lessons—and Limits—of the Jan. 6 Committee

What factors helped get the Jan. 6 committee’s work off the ground, and to what extent can and should they be replicated in future investigations? → Read More

How to Evaluate Progress in the Justice Department's Jan. 6 Investigation

We have taken different views of the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 investigation so far. Here’s what we’re all looking to see going forward. → Read More

The January 6 Committee Is Going to Have the Final Word

By establishing an official record of the insurrection, the members are creating clarity in a political moment fogged with lies. → Read More

The Jan. 6th Committee on Why Oaths Matter

The committee chair and vice chair told the story of Jan. 6 as a day of oaths upheld and broken. → Read More

Where Are the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings?

If the committee wants to hold public hearings on its findings, it will have to start moving more quickly. → Read More

Mazars Creep and the Jan. 6 Committee

Tracing the influence of the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Mazars on the House investigation into the Capitol riot. → Read More

Where Is the Justice Department on the Trump Obstruction Offenses?

Some speculation as the statutes of limitations for offenses described in the Mueller report begin to run down. → Read More

Seditious Conspiracy: What to Make of the Latest Oath Keepers Indictment

The indictment sets out the most serious criminal charge yet used against any of the Capitol rioters, but it also shows the limits of the criminal law in responding to Jan. 6. → Read More

Merrick Garland Needs to Speak Up

The attorney general is steeped in the Justice Department’s culture of quietness. He needs to talk more—like Ed Levi, the man he points to as his model. → Read More

Book review of Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump by Karen J. Greenberg

Karen Greenberg draws a line from the 9/11 response to the Trump presidency. → Read More

A Senate Report Shows How Close American Democracy Came to Disaster

Democracy is dependent on the good faith of people in power. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s new staff report shows how fragile fidelity stands as a bulwark against anti-democratic efforts. → Read More

The Jan. 6 Select Committee Isn't Just a Formality

In the House of Representatives, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is getting ready to begin its work, but the committee finds itself in an odd position. → Read More

Why Didn’t the FBI Review Social Media Posts Announcing Plans for the Capitol Riot?

FBI Director Christopher Wray says that the bureau’s internal guidelines prevented it from looking at social media posts announcing the planned attack on the Capitol. But the guidelines say nothing of the sort. → Read More

The Bigger Picture Behind the Dustup Over the Barr Memo

Several court battles show the tension between the administration’s desire to break with the Trump years and the Justice Department’s other institutional interests. → Read More

What’s in the Jan, 6 Commission Bill?

The bipartisan compromise the House will consider on Wednesday could support a serious investigation. It could also produce deadlock and grandstanding. Everything will depend on the commission’s composition and staffing. → Read More