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 and the criminal prosecutions. And find Lawfare’s analysis and commentary at the links below. This information will be updated continually.

Primary Source Documents

 Congressional Response Criminal Prosecutions 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 

What to Make of the Subpoenas to House Republicans? Mike Stern (May 16, 2022)

The House Should Fine Bannon, Meadows, Navarro and Scavino Now If It Wants Their Testimony, Albert W. Alschuler (May 4, 2022)

The Aftermath, Episode 3: Congress Responds, Natalie K. Orpett (May 2, 2022)

Why Steve Bannon's Contempt Prosecution Revolves Around His Attorney, Robert J. Costello, Roger Parloff (April 27, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: Marjorie Taylor Greene Faces Insurrection Questions, Jen Patja Howell (April 20, 2022)

Where Are the Jan. 6 Committee Hearings? Quinta Jurecic and Molly Reynolds (April 14, 2022)

Why Hasn’t the Justice Department Charged Mark Meadows With Contempt? Albert W. Alschuler (April 13, 2022)

Seditious Conspiracy Is the Real Domestic Terrorism Statute, Alan Z. Rozenshtein (April 7, 2022)

Donald Trump, John Eastman and the Silence of the Justice Department, Benjamin Wittes (March 29, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: All About the Oath Keepers, Jen Patja Howell (March 18, 2022)

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