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Supreme Court Capitol Riot Case May Leave Jailed Protesters Out in the Cold

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2024
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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in a case challenging the Department of Justice's (DOJ) use of obstruction charges in cases related to the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol may leave some defendants disappointed, legal experts told Newsweek.

The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear a challenge to the DOJ's interpretation of the "obstruction of an official proceeding" charge. The charge at the center of Joseph Fischer's case is the same one deployed against hundreds of defendants allegedly involved in the attack on the Capitol, including former...

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