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, 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

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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

Recent Lawfare Coverage 

Why the Jan. 6 Committee Must Reinforce the 25th Amendment, John Rogan and Joseph J. Fins (Sept. 26, 2022)

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

On Emails, PowerPoints, Sovereign Immunity, and Testimony From Governor Kemp, Anna Bower (Aug. 30, 2022)

Evaluating the Jan. 6 Committee's Evidence, Matt Gluck, Tia Sewell, and Benjamin Wittes (Aug. 29, 2022)

Escape from D.C.: Analyzing Jan. 6 Venue Transfer Motions, Roger Parloff (Aug. 23, 2022)

"She's Sitting There With Rudy Giuliani": Fulton County Comes to Colorado, Anna Bower (Aug. 22, 2022)

Lindsey Graham Can't Ignore a Fulton County Subpoena, Anna Bower (Aug. 15, 2022)

Where's Rudy? A Fulton County Court Wants to Know, Anna Bower (Aug. 12, 2022)

The Aftermath, Episode 4: A Bipartisan Interlude, Natalie K. Orpett (Aug. 9, 2022)

The Lessons—and Limits—of the Jan. 6 Committee, Quinta Jurecic and Molly E. Reynolds (Aug. 5, 2022)

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