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Barbara L. McQuade argues, "Throughout his presidency, Trump has been a disrupter of normal procedures. It appears that he will continue that trend even after impeachment."

After the trial's over, Trump impeachment battle could determine who holds real influence

McQuade is a professor at the University of Michigan law school and was the U.S. attorney in Detroit during the Obama administration.

The legal and constitutional battles sparked by President Trump's behavior could affect how the federal government works for generations, long after the impeachment trial is over.

After the last Senate staffer turns out the lights, major questions remain to be decided outside of the Capitol about the limits of presidential power, the willingness of courts to decide political questions and the ability of Congress to exercise effective oversight and hold a president accountable.

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