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

Recent Lawfare Coverage 

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)

How to Evaluate Progress in the Justice Department's Jan. 6 Investigation, Quinta Jurecic, Natalie K. Orpett, Peter Strzok, and Benjamin Wittes (July 27, 2022)

Correcting Misconceptions About the Electoral Count Reform Act, Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith (July 24, 2022)

Lawfare No Bull: Day Eight of the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings, Elena Kagan (July 22, 2022)

Livestream: Jan. 6 Select Committee Hearing Day Eight, Benjamin Pollard (July 21, 2022)

Is the Justice Department Meeting the Moment?, Quinta Jurecic and Natalie K. Orpett (July 20, 2022)

In Defense of the Justice Department, Benjamin Wittes (July 20, 2022)

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