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Jeannie Rhee Discusses Upcoming January 6th Congressional Hearings and Paul, Weiss’s Litigation Against Hate Groups on ACS Podcast
April 26, 2022
Litigation partner Jeannie Rhee discusses what to expect from the January 6th Select Committee’s upcoming televised hearings in the American Constitution Society’s “Broken Law” podcast. On the episode, which aired on April 26, Jeannie discusses the Select Committee’s mandate and the lingering impact of the January 6, 2021 attack on our democracy. Jeannie also describes Paul, Weiss’s representation of the District of Columbia in a civil lawsuit that seeks to hold the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers accountable for their role in the deadly attack.
The purpose of the hearings, Jeannie notes, “is to pull up and do a much deeper dive above and beyond holding individuals or entities to account. There’s supposed to be a much more holistic evaluation of ‘how in the world did we get here’ and ‘how do we prevent this from happening again?’”
In comparison, the objective of Paul, Weiss’s civil lawsuits against hate groups over their violent and destructive actions is to “to hold both the entities and the individuals to account. The civil standards and the civil causes of action are different and distinct from the criminal prosecutions by DOJ or the work of the Select Committee,” Jeannie says.