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Supreme Court case could upend felony charges against Jan. 6 rioters, Trump

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a high-stakes case that could invalidate felony obstruction charges for more than 300 individuals connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack -- including former President Donald Trump. At issue in the case of Fischer v. United States is whether a federal law enacted in 2002 to prevent the cover-up of financial crimes can be used to put some Jan. 6 defendants behind bars, potentially up to 20 years. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in response to the Enron accounting scandal, criminalizes...

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