Supreme Court Rules in Favor of January 6 Defendant

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The Supreme Court issued a decision on Friday in favor of Joseph Fischer, a defendant charged in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot who contested Indictment for a Federal obstruction offense related to alleged election interference.

Supreme Court Signals It May Rule in Favor of January 6 Defendant – With Implications for the Trump Prosecution

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Washington D.C. – April 16, 2024 – A deeply divided Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pivotal case that could affect hundreds of individuals charged in the January 6, 2021 Capital case linked to supporters of Donald Trump. The defendant in that case, Joseph Fischer, is challenging the Government’s application of the obstruction law used to charge the January 6 defendants, claiming it is being improperly applied by Federal prosecutors.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Trump is Not Immune, Will Face Prosecution

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Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied former President Donald Trump’s appeal, seeking immunity from criminal prosecution by Special Prosecutor Jack Smith for alleged election interference. In a 57-page decision, the 3-judge panel of the Court of Appeals rejected Trump’s arguments, setting the stage for a U.S. Supreme Court appeal.

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