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Jan. 6 Defendant Released Early After Supreme Court Decision

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Three years in prison

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A man who was sentenced to three years in prison for his actions during the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been released by a federal judge. This decision came after the Supreme Court began reviewing a case that could impact not only his sentence but also those of many others involved in the riot.

Kevin Seefried

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Kevin Seefried, from Laurel, Delaware, was convicted of a felony for obstructing an official proceeding and also received a 12-month and 6-month sentence for misdemeanor charges.

Famously photographed

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He and his son Hunter were among the first individuals to enter the Capitol during the insurrection, famously photographed carrying a Confederate flag inside.

Obstruction charge

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The Department of Justice has highlighted the obstruction charge as the key issue being examined by the Supreme Court in this case.

Fischer v. United States

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In the legal case Fischer v. United States, there is a challenge to the Department of Justice’s use of the charge of “obstruction of an official proceeding” against defendants involved in the events of January 6.

Electoral College results

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This charge is based on the accusation that they disrupted the certification of the Electoral College results.

Sought release

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With the Supreme Court reviewing arguments in this case, some defendants have sought release until a final decision is made.

Judge Trevor McFadden

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Judge Trevor McFadden, on Tuesday, decided that Kevin Seefried could be released from prison while awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Danger to the community

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Court documents indicate that McFadden determined Seefried does not pose a flight risk or a danger to the community.

Result in a reversal

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The appeal has raised significant questions that could result in a reversal, a new trial, a non-custodial sentence, or a custodial sentence that would have expired by the time the appeal process concludes.

Substantial concerns

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The appeal was not deemed to be for the purpose of delaying the legal process and raises substantial concerns.

January 6th criminal trial

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The January 6th criminal trial against Donald Trump, filed in U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan’s court, has been put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s decision.

Trump’s team

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Trump’s team argued in court documents that “if the prosecution of a President is upheld, such prosecutions will recur and become increasingly common, ushering in destructive cycles of recrimination.”

Severe penalties

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“Criminal prosecution, with its greater stigma and more severe penalties, imposes a far greater ‘personal vulnerability’ on the President than any civil penalty,” the request continues, according to Fox News. “The threat of future criminal prosecution by a politically opposed Administration will overshadow every future President’s official acts — especially the most politically controversial decisions.”

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