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Supreme Court Indicates It May Strike Down Use Of Obscure Law Used To Target J6ers

Hopefully, SCOTUS will follow through and strike down the use of this ridiculous law.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fischer vs United States on Tuesday, and, according to reports, they were not so convinced by the DOJ’s arguments.

At the center of the case is the wording of the law and whether or not this law is even intended to be used the way Biden’s DOJ has been using it against the J6 political prisoners.

If the Supreme Court sides with Joseph Fischer it could potentially undo hundreds of January 6th convictions including President Trump’s.

Justice Gorsuch expressed doubt at the DOJ’s claims and asked: “Would pulling a fire alarm before a vote qualify for 20 years in federal prison?”

The Hill outlined the obscure law and explained:

The law, Section 1512(c)(2), makes it a crime to “corruptly” obstruct, impede or interfere with official inquiries and investigations by Congress and carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Jeffrey Green, who represented Fischer, argued Tuesday that law was created to more narrowly address acts that affect the “integrity or availability of evidence” — not acts that get in the way of an official proceeding without affecting any evidence.

One January 6th defendant had this to say: “I’m guessing there’s a 95% chance the Supreme Court humiliates the DOJ for their application of 1512 Obstruction to January 6 cases. Possibly a 6-3 or even 7-2 ruling.”

CNN added:

While the court’s three-justice liberal wing signaled support for the charge, the conservative majority raised a series of skeptical questions about its potential scope and whether it would criminalize other conduct, such as protests.


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