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Appeals court rules some Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants improperly sentenced over 'interference'

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2024
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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that some criminal defendants who were charged in connection with the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, had their sentences improperly increased.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that defendant Larry Brock’s sentence improperly included charges of "interference with the administration of justice." According to Circuit Judge Millett, who wrote the court’s opinion, interference with Congress’ certification of the electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election does not apply to a sentence enhancement.

"Brock challenges both the district court’s interpretation...

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