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Supreme Court won’t hear InfoWars host’s First Amendment challenge to Jan. 6 conviction

Posted on AllSides June 3rd, 2024
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The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Owen Shroyer — an InfoWars host who traversed Capitol grounds with broadcaster Alex Jones amid the riot on Jan. 6, 2021 — seeking to overturn his misdemeanor guilty plea on First Amendment grounds.

Shroyer accompanied Jones throughout the day on Jan. 6, helping lead the march from President Donald Trump’s rally to the Capitol while stoking the fury of thousands of Trump supporters who had just attended his “stop the steal” rally.

Shroyer, unlike Jones, was charged with misdemeanors for what prosecutors...

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