Just Security is tracking the various efforts to use section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to bar individuals who engaged in the January 6th attack from serving in public office. The information below is also contained in our continually updated January 6th Clearinghouse.

I. Backgrounders 

II. Litigation

New Mexico Residents’ Lawsuit to Remove Couy Griffin from Office 

New Mexico Commissioner Couy Griffin was indicted by the Department of Justice in February 2021, found guilty in March 2022, and sentenced in June 2022.

Griffin 122-cv-00284

Griffin 1983 Suit-222-cv-00362

Amicus Curiae Briefs

Griffin Appeal to Supreme Court of New Mexico S-1-SC-39571

Georgia Voters’ Challenge to Constitutional Qualifications of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene 

Rowan v. Raffensperger 

Greene v. Raffensperger (District Court)

Greene v. Raffensperger (11th Circuit)

Arizona Voters’ Challenge to Constitutional Qualifications of Representatives Mark Finchem, Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs

Before Arizona Superior Court:

Appeal before Supreme Court of Arizona:

North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District’s Challenge to Constitutional Qualifications of Rep. Madison Cawthorn

Cawthorn v. Circosta et al. 

Castro v. Trump

Caplan v. Trump

Castro v. Wisconsin Elections Commission and Trump

Anderson v. Griswold and Trump

Joan Growe et al. v. Steve Simon

III. Proposed State Legislation