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

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 

Proud Boys Trial Diary, Roger Parloff (Jan. 10, 2023)

Hundreds of Scandalous Videos, Shocking Interviews, and Hot Documents!, Katherine Pompilio (Jan. 6, 2023)

The Lawfare Podcast: A January 6 Anniversay, Jen Patja Howell (Jan. 6, 2023)

The Aftermath, Episode 5: Who Tells Your Story?, Natalie K. Orpett (Jan. 5, 2023)

The Lawfare Podcast, Emergency Edition: The Jan. 6 Committee's Final Report, Jen Patja Howell (Dec. 24, 2022)

The Jan. 6 Report: A Summary With Some Analysis, Scott R. Anderson, Hadley Baker, Saraphin Dhanani, Quinta Jurecic, Tyler McBrien, Natalie K. Orpett, Roger Parloff, Stephanie Pell, Katherine Pompilio, Molly E. Reynolds, Alan Z. Rozenshtein, and Benjamin Wittes (Dec. 23, 2022)

Jan. 6 Committee Issues Final Report, William Appleton and Tyler McBrien (Dec. 22, 2022)

Lawfare No Bull: The Final Meeting of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack, Hadley Baker (Dec. 22, 2022)

Jan. 6 Committee Releases Witness Interview Transcripts, Katherine Pompilio (Dec. 22, 2022)

The Lawfare Podcast: The Beginninng of End of the Jan. 6 Committee, Jen Patja Howell (Dec. 21, 2022)

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