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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Landmark ‘Obstruction’ Case About Jan. 6th

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The Supreme Court has agreed to review an appeal by a Jan. 6 defendant, which could potentially result in the reversal of charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol, including those against former President Donald Trump.

The case focuses on the obstruction of official proceedings charge and whether the statute used is appropriate.

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the defendant, it could impact hundreds of other Jan. 6 defendants and potentially delay the trial involving Trump. (Trending: Dr. Fauci Says the Unthinkable About Going To Church)

Former police officer Joseph Fischer petitioned the Supreme Court to remove one of the several counts he faces, including “obstruction of an official proceeding.”

Attorneys for Donald Trump wrote, the “indictment takes a statute directed at the destruction of records in accounting fraud and applies it to disputing the outcome of a Presidential election.

“This stretches the statutory language beyond any plausible mooring to its text,” added the attorneys.

This decision could have significant implications for the ongoing legal proceedings related to the Capitol riot.

According to The Washington Examiner, “The Justice Department has brought the obstruction charge against more than 300 defendants in the sweeping federal prosecutions it has pursued since the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when a riot formed at the complex out of anger and frustration during Biden’s election certification.”

“It’s likely Trump could now file a motion asking Chutkan to delay his trial until after the high court has ruled on the Section 1512 (c)(2) challenge,” continued the outlet.

Adding, “The Supreme Court ultimately agreed to take up the case involving defendant Fischer, who was given the same charge as two other defendants who petitioned the high court, Jacob Lang and Garrett Miller.”

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