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New Supreme Court Ruling Could Impact Many January 6th Cases

So the Supreme Court recently made a pretty interesting decision regarding a January 6th defendant.

They ruled that federal prosecutors improperly charged them with obstruction.

This is a very interesting situation.

This could potentially have a big impact on many of Jan 6th cases.

That’s over 350 people the Deep State has targeted.

It’s high time for justice to be dealt to those who wrongfully imprisoned those patriots.

The Washington Post reports:

Federal prosecutors improperly charged a Jan. 6 defendant with obstruction, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday, a decision that will likely upend many cases against rioters who disrupted the certification of the 2020 presidential election and one which Donald Trump’s legal team may use to try to whittle down one of his criminal cases.

After the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, federal prosecutors charged more than 350 participants among the pro-Trump mob with obstructing or impeding an official proceeding. The charge carries a 20-year maximum penalty and is part of a law enacted after the exposure of massive fraud andshredding of documents during the collapse of the energy giant Enron.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said prosecutors’ overly broad reading of the statute gives them too much discretion to seek a 20-year maximum sentence “for acts Congress saw fit to punish only with far shorter terms of imprisonment.”

The decision sends the case of alleged rioter Joseph W. Fischer back to the lower courts for additional litigation in light of the majority’s finding that prosecutors must show a defendant impaired records, documents or other objects for use in an official proceeding. Other defendants charged with obstruction can also now seek to have that charge dismissed.

Two of the four charges Trump faces for allegedly conspiring to obstruct the 2020 election results are based on the obstruction statute at issue in the court’s decision. Special counsel Jack Smith, who brought the case against Trump, has said that even if the Supreme Court ruled the charge was improper for the rioters, it should still stand for the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, who is accused ofdifferent conduct.

Trump’s lawyers have filed a host of legal arguments seeking to get the casethrown out of court, and it remains to be seen if they will try to use the Fischer v. United States decision to further those efforts. A Trump spokesman did not immediately comment, but Trump posted “BIG WIN!” on social media shortly after the 6-3 decision was issued.


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