Confronting the Capitol Insurrection

Trump supporters outside of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (Blink O'fanaye, https://flic.kr/p/2kpQPuv; CC BY-NC 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/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, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation. And find Lawfare’s analysis and commentary at the links below. This information will be updated continually.

Primary Source Documents

  Congressional Response  Criminal Prosecutions
Civil Litigation Other Documents

The Aftermath

Lawfare's latest podcast series explores the government response to the events of January 6. Launched on the one-year anniversary, this podcast is ongoing. Find all episodes here

The Search for Accountability: A Guide to Lawfare's Jan. 6 Project

Click here to read the story of Jan. 6’s aftermath—and all of Lawfare’s coverage of it—in one place.

Recent Lawfare Coverage 

Justice Thomas Temporarily Blocks Sen. Graham’s Testimony in Fulton County, Katherine Pompilio (Oct. 24, 2022)

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

Graham Seeks Relief from Supreme Court on Fulton County Special Grand Jury Decision, Hyemin Han (Oct. 21, 2022) 

Justice Department and Trump Submit Dispute Logs to Special Master Dearie, Hyemin Han (Oct. 21, 2022) 

11th Circuit Rejects Graham's Bid to Avoid Testifying Before Fulton County Special Grand Jury, Katherine Pompilio (Oct. 21, 2022) 

Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Trump, Katherine Pompilio (Oct. 21, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: The Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenaed Trump. What Now?, Jen Patja Howell (Oct. 19, 2022) 

The Lawfare Podcast: Anna Bower Explains It All For You, Jen Patja Howell (Oct. 18, 2022)

Bannon Files Sentencing Memorandum, Katherine Pompilio (Oct. 17, 2022)  

Justice Department Issues Sentencing Recommendation for Bannon, Katherine Pompilio (Oct. 17, 2022)

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This page is maintained by Katherine Pompilio and was created by Rohini Kurup.