Confronting the Capitol Insurrection

Trump supporters outside of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (Blink O'fanaye,; CC BY-NC 2.0,

Welcome to the homepage of Lawfare’s January 6 Project: our coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and its response. Here you will be able to find Lawfare articles and podcasts exploring the many legal and policy issues arising out of the attack, as well as a repository of significant documents, congressional hearings, case information and other related materials. 

Use the buttons to navigate Lawfare’s collection of primary source documents relating to the congressional response and the criminal prosecutions. And find Lawfare’s analysis and commentary at the links below. This information will be updated continually.

Primary Source Documents

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Recent Lawfare Coverage 

Defense Department Inspector General Releases Report on January 6 Preparation and Response, Bryce Klehm (Nov. 18, 2021)

The Lawfare Podcast: Roger Parloff on the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Prosecutions, Jen Patja Howell (Nov. 15, 2021)

Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Indicted for Contempt of Congress, Bryce Klehm (Nov. 12, 2021)

Why the Justice Department is Taking So Long to Indict Steve Bannon, Jonathan Shaub and Benjamin Wittes (Nov. 11, 2021)

The Law of Individual Disqualification in a Democracy, Aziz Huq, Tom Ginsburg and David Landau (Nov. 8, 2021)

What Do—and Will—the Criminal Prosecutions of the Jan. 6 Capitol Rioters Tell Us? Roger Parloff (Nov. 4, 2021)

The Jan. 6 Committee Should Take Its Time With Mark Meadows, Jonathan Shaub (Nov. 2, 2021)

Legal Ethics, Bar Discipline and John Eastman, Paul Rosenzweig (Oct. 20, 2021)

The Lawfare Podcast: Everything You Wanted to Know About Executive Privilege But Were Afraid to Ask, Jen Patja Howell (Oct. 20, 2021)

An Update on the Prospects for a Contempt Prosecution of Steve Bannon, Jonathan Shaub (Oct. 19, 2021)

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