Ensuring Accountability for Political Violence: Lessons From January 6

This program featured experts deeply steeped in three different facets of legal accountability for the attempted violent efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election: criminal liability; civil liability for damages caused by their actions; and disqualification from entitlement to seek or hold public office. The speakers are nationally recognized leaders in writing, speaking and litigating on these issues and will address all aspects of their topics, and invite questions from the audience on this most timely topic.

Stephen L. Kass
, Chair, Rule of Law Task Force 

Marcy L. Kahn
, Associate Justice, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department (Retired), Member, Rule of Law Task Force

Barbara McQuade
, Former United States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, currently Professor, University of Michigan Law School
Gerard Magliocca, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Joseph M. Sellers, Esquire, Partner and Chair, Civil Rights Employment Law Practice, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, and Co-lead counsel, Thompson v. Trump

Referenced or related documents:

1. Gerard N. Magliocca, “Amnesty and Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment,” 36 Constitutional Commentary 87 (Jul. 6, 2021) (attached)
2. Madison Cawthorn v Barbara Lynn Amalfi, et al., No. 22-1251, –F.4th–, 2022 WL 1635116 (4th Cir. May 24, 2022) (attached)
3. Barbara McQuade, “United States v Donald Trump: Model Prosecution Memo,”
4. Marjorie Taylor Greene v Brad Raffensperger, No. 22-cv-1294-AT, –F.Supp.3d–, 2022 WL 1136729 (D.D.C. Apr. 18, 2022) (attached)
5. Bennie G. Thompson v Donald J. Trump, No. 21-cv-00400, –F.Supp.3d–, 2022 WL 503384 (D.D.C. Feb. 18, 2022) (attached)
6. John C. Eastman v Bennie G. Thompson, No. 22-cv-00099-DOC-DFM, –F.Supp.3rd–, 2022 WL 894256 (C.D.CA Mar. 28, 2022) (attached)

Read the Brookings Institution’s “Trump on Trial: A Guide to the January 6 Hearings and the Question of Criminality