Civil Litigation

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The events of Jan. 6 have led to several civil lawsuits. In some cases, individuals seek accountability through civil litigation for injuries they sustained in the attack. Other cases involve issues arising out of the congressional investigations, such as disputes over subpoenas. And several cases involve attempts by voters to disqualify members of Congress from holding office in response to their alleged engagement in the insurrection. Use the button below to view selected documents related to certain civil cases that have drawn particular attention. You can also find Lawfare's coverage of Jan. 6 civil litigation below.


 Selected Civil Litigation Documents


Recent Lawfare Coverage

Justice Department Files Brief in Thompson v. Trump, John Emmons (March 2, 2023)

California State Bar Charges Eastman with Multiple Disciplinary Counts, John Emmons (Jan. 26, 2023)

Extreme Facts Make Easy Law: D.C. Circuit Appears Ready to Issue a Narrow Ruling Against Civil Immunity for Donald Trump, Alan Rozenshtein (Dec. 9, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: Alan Rozenshtein Says the Slope Isn’t That Slippery, Jen Patja Howell (Dec. 9, 2022)

Lawfare No Bull: D.C. Circuit Hears Arguments in Blassingame v. Trump, Hadley Baker (Dec. 8, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Grants Jan. 6 Committee Access to Kelli Ward’s Phone Records, Katherine Pompilio (Oct. 24, 2022)

The Dry Run: The Ouster of a County Official as an ‘Insurrectionist’ Creates Ominous Precedents for Trump, Roger Parloff (Sept. 6, 2022)

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