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 the government's 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 Department Files Brief in Thompson v. Trump, John Emmons (Mar. 2, 2023)

A Tale of Two Insurrections: Lessons for Disinformation Research From the Jan. 6 and 8 Attacks, Dean Jackson and João Guilherme Bastos dos Santos (Feb. 28, 2023)

The Lawfare Podcast: What’s Going On With Scott Perry’s Cell Phone?, Jen Patja Howell (Feb. 28, 2023)

Summary of Oral Arguments in Rep. Scott Perry Phone Seizure Case, Dominic Solari (Feb. 27, 2023)

How Much Can the Speech or Debate Clause Protect Mike Pence?, Michael Stern (Feb. 27, 2023)

Reading the Tea Leaves in Fulton County, Anna Bower and Benjamin Wittes (Feb. 16, 2023)

Judge Publishes Parts of Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury's Final Report, Anna Bower and Hyemin Han (Feb. 16, 2023)

The Long Descent to Insurrection, Jacob Glick (Feb. 15, 2023)

The Lawfare Podcast: A Jan. 6 Committee Staffer on Far-Right Extremism, Jen Patja Howell (Feb. 15, 2023)

McBurney Orders Partial Release of Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury’s Final Report, Katherine Pompilio (Feb. 13, 2023)

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