Attorneys for Edward Jacob Lang and Mark Sami Ibrahim have submitted petitions to the court to take up their respective cases.
If the court decides to hear the arguments both cases could potentially set legal precedent and upend hundreds of other January 6th political prosecutions.
While we are on the topic of political prosecution and persecution, the government of the United States needs to release our brothers Owen Shroyer and Douglass Mackey. Shroyer didn’t even enter the Capitol building and Mackey just made memes during the 2016 election cycle.
The court has set a date of December 1st to deliberate. Emerald Robinson reported earlier this year:
A January 6th defendant is hoping to get the Supreme Court involved in his case.
— The Absolute Truth with @EmeraldRobinson (@AbsoluteWithE) July 18, 2023
Just The News explained the significance of the charges in the Lang case:
The obstruction charge could be levied against “anyone who attends at a public demonstration gone awry,” attorneys for Lang wrote in an appeal to the Supreme Court last week.
The proceeding for which the charge was brought refers to the event where Congress certifies the Electoral College votes to confirm the president.
The Epoch Times had more on the case of Mark Sami Ibrahim:
Mark Sami Ibrahim, 35, of Anaheim, Calif., faces three federal charges: entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm on Capitol grounds, and injuries to property for climbing on a statue at the edge of Capitol grounds.
Mr. Ibrahim’s appeal argues that even though he was off-duty on Jan. 6, he was legally authorized by federal law to carry his service weapon on Capitol grounds.
DEA regulations encourage agents to carry their weapons and credentials at all times, the appeals petition says.