Quinta Jurecic

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Quinta Jurecic is the Managing Editor of Lawfare. She previously served as an editorial writer for the Washington Post and as Lawfare's associate editor.

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Executive Power

Take More Care: Did the President Tell Subordinates to Violate the Law?

On April 5, President Trump met with officials from the Department of Homeland Security at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Calexico, California. According to CNN, the president told Border Patrol agents that they should disobey court orders and turn back asylum seekers at the border.

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: D.C. Circuit Rules in McKeever v. Barr

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled in McKeever v. Barr, a case concerning whether federal courts have the inherent authority to release grand jury information protected under Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. A divided panel found that courts do not have this inherent power, with Judge Sri Srinivasan dissenting. The decision is available in full here and below.

The Russia Connection

Document: Attorney General Barr Letter on Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr has sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Committees on the Judiciary containing his summary of the conclusions of the report issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the conclusion of Mueller's investigation. Barr's letter is available here and below.