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

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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.

Recent Lawfare Coverage 

What Does the Seditious Conspiracy Indictment Mean for the Oath Keepers? Jon Lewis and Seamus Hughes (Jan. 21, 2022)

Are Judges Showing Their Political Colors in the Jan. 6 Criminal Cases? Roger Parloff (Jan. 19, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: What Happens When Congress Investigates Itself? Jen Patja Howell (Jan. 18, 2022)

Seditious Conspiracy: What to Make of the Latest Oath Keepers Indictment, Scott R. Anderson, Quinta Jurecic, Rohini Kurup, Natalie K. Orpett and Alan Z. Rozenshtein (Jan. 14, 2022)

Oath Keepers Founder Charged With Seditious Conspiracy for Jan. 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol, Bryce Klehm and Rohini Kurup (Jan. 13, 2022)

After Oral Argument, the Future of Thompson v. Trump Remains Unclear, Elena Kagan and Alan Z. Rozenshtein (Jan. 12, 2022)

Rational Security 2.0: The 'Almaty Too Hotty' Edition, Jen Patja Howell (Jan. 12, 2022)

Lawfare No Bull: The Senate Judiciary Committee on the Threat of Domestic Terrorism, Hadley Baker (Jan. 12, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: Benjamin Wittes and Alan Rozenshtein on Trump v. Thompson, Presidential Immunity and the First Amendment, Jen Patja Howell (Jan. 12, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: The January 6 Insurrection One Year Later, Jen Patja Howell (Jan. 10, 2022)

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