Thursday, January 26, 2017

US Attorney McQuade to Stay at Helm Until Removed

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade
When you accept an appointment as a United States Attorney -the federal prosecutor for a geographic district- you serve at the pleasure of your boss, the President of the United States. Michigan has two United States Attorneys: the Eastern District in Detroit and the Western District in Grand Rapids.

Barbara McQuade has vowed to remain in her post in the Eastern District until she is asked to step aside by the President. Her counter-part in Grand Rapids, Patrick Miles, Jr., stepped down when Trump took office last week.

McQuade says that she loves her job and it sounds like she would stay on for as long as the POTUS will have her. President Obama appointed both U.S. Attorneys here in Michigan; after receiving Senate approval, McQuade has been on the job for seven years.

There has been no indication yet from the White House regarding whether or when McQuade will be replaced. If she was replaced, we here at the Motor City Law Blog believe Matthew Schneider, currently the General Counsel for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, would make a fine replacement.

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