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Judges improperly enhanced sentences of more than 100 Jan 6 rioters, appeals court rules

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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Judges may have improperly applied federal sentencing guidelines to more than 100 people convicted of participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol, a federal court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Justice Department’s argument that convicted rioters merited lengthier prison sentences for interfering in the “administration of justice” when they stormed the Capitol to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election win. “[T]he phrase ‘administration of justice’ does not encompass Congress’s role in the electoral certification process,”...

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