Election Subversion: Accountability or Politics?


Please join us for a lunch panel discussion on Thursday, September 21, in Room 119, to discuss the January 6 Report and recent Indictments of the former President. The panel will include Casey Lucier, Partner at McGuireWoods who served as an investigator on the Bipartisan January 6 Committee. She will be joined by Professor Adam Gershowitz and Professor Margaret Hu, and the panel will be moderated by Professor Paul Marcus.

The Bipartisan January 6 Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives was established to investigate the Capitol attacks in 2021. A referral for charges to the U.S. Department of Justice was made by the Committee in December 2022. These referrals included: obstruction of an official proceeding; conspiracy to defraud the United States; and attempts to assist or aid an insurrection. The Special Counsel’s Indictment and Georgia’s Criminal Indictment in August 2023 both alleged the former President had engaged in a conspiracy to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power in the 2020 presidential election. 

This panel discussion will explore the range and impact of multiple measures that have been taken after the January 6 attacks. This event is cohosted by the Election Law Society, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Society, Criminal Justice Policy and Reform Center, and the Digital Democracy Lab. It is also part of W&M‘s Democracy Initiative.