January 6 Committee

Meadows v. Pelosi

Major Issue: Whether documents and testimony subpoenaed by a congressional committee involving a former White House Chief of Staff are protected by absolute immunity or executive privilege.

Case Status: Awaiting possible appeal.

Case Description: On Sept. 23, 2021, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6th Attack on the United States Capitol served a subpoena on Mark Meadows for a series of documents and deposition testimony relating to his tenure as White House Chief of Staff during the Trump Administration.  On Dec. 8, 2021, Mr. Meadows sued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Select Committee and its members to challenge the subpoena.

Procedural Posture: The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Judge Carl J. Nichols was assigned to the case. On Oct. 31, 2022, the District Court dismissed the lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction.

On Dec. 8, 2021, Mark Meadows filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Select Committee and its members.  Judge Carl J. Nichols was assigned to Civil Action No. 21-3217. On Oct. 31, 2022, the District Court dismissed the lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction, citing the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause which prohibits challenging members of Congress in court regarding their legislative acts.

No proceedings to date.

No proceedings to date.