Contempt of Congress and Election Interference

56 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2023

Date Written: January 6, 2023


I contend that both Houses of the United States Congress can initiate contempt proceedings against laymen and public officers who incite and participate in election interference outside of the grounds of the United States Capitol.

Keywords: Contempt, privilege, parliamentary procedure, inherent power, election, voter fraud, voter suppression, riot, insurrection

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Carback, Joshua, Contempt of Congress and Election Interference (January 6, 2023). 50 Rutgers L. Rec. 131 (2023), Available at SSRN:

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