The Federalist Society Insurrection: How a Lawyers' Group Contributed to Violence at the Capitol

March 09, 2021

On January 6, 2021, a violent mob attempted to subvert and overthrow the democratic process. These insurrectionists were galvanized and cheered by numerous high-level Federalist Society lawyers. Mark Joseph Stern discusses the Federalist Society's role in the insurrection and attempt to subvert democracy, and their stunning silence in the wake of these tragic events. Stern is a legal analyst and Supreme Court correspondent at Slate, who has long covered the Federalist Society's impact on the judiciary.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Law Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Constitutional Society, the National Lawyers Guild, the Black Law Students Association, OutLaw, and If/When/How.