Opinion: Trump wants the Jan. 6 suits against him dismissed. Why he's on shaky ground.

By: 
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Published on:
January 11, 2022

In their new op-ed, founding partner Roberta (“Robbie”) Kaplan, partner Joshua Matz, and partner Ray Tolentino explain how former President Trump has sought to avoid legal responsibility for his role in the violent insurrection of January 6, 2021. In three separate lawsuits, Trump is attempting to dismiss claims against him related to that day. These lawsuits rely on the same law – the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 – that Kaplan Hecker & Fink’s team used in Charlottesville to hold the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally accountable for the conspiracy they participated in and the violence they caused. Here, Robbie, Joshua, and Ray outline why Trump’s attempts to dismiss these lawsuits should fail for many of the same reasons those of the white supremacists we faced in Charlottesville did.

Read the full op-ed here: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-wants-jan-6-suits-against-him-dismissed-why-he-ncna1287284

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