Jan. 6: Civil Litigation

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The January 6 Project

Ninth Circuit Grants Jan. 6 Committee Access to Kelli Ward’s Phone Records

A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-to-1 to deny former Arizona Republican State Senator Kelli Ward’s request for an injunction to block the release of her phone records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


The Lawfare Podcast: Benjamin Wittes and Alan Rozenshtein on Thompson v. Trump, Presidential Immunity and the First Amendment

On Monday, January 10, a federal district court in DC heard oral argument in Thompson v. Trump. The case considers civil claims against Donald Trump and others for their roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. It raises a number of complicated legal issues, including whether Trump is immune from these kinds of claims, whether it's possible to establish a conspiracy among the perpetrators of the attack, and how the First Amendment factors into all of this.

The January 6 Project

The Jan. 6 Investigation Is Ramping Up. Will It Matter?

The House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack has set out to uncover an enormous amount of information with significant obstacles to overcome in the process. With so much to cover in such little time, one committee investigation won't be enough to answer all the unresolved questions.

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