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

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

Wisconsin Voters File Suit Against Alleged Fraudulent Electors, Katherine Pompilio (May 18, 2022)

D.C. District Court Judge Rules Trump Jan. 6 Civil Case Will Move Forward, Dismisses Cases For Some Allies, Rohini Kurup and Katherine Pompilio (Feb. 18, 2022)

Trump Loses Big on Executive Privilege, Elizabeth McElvein and Benjamin Wittes (Jan. 20, 2022)

After Oral Argument, the Future of Thompson v. Trump Remains Unclear, Elena Kagan and Alan Z. Rozenshtein (Jan. 12, 2022)