Tag Archives: Jan 6 Capitol Riots

SCOTUS Drops Obstruction Charges From Jan 6 Protesters

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government cannot prosecute January 6 defendants under 1512(c)(2), the “Enron” statute, for generally obstructing “an official proceeding” unless they interfered with objects or documents. The bombshell decision could result in hundreds of convictions against non-violent January 6 defendants being overturned — and could result in at least some charges being dropped against President Donald Trump as well.

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Law Professor Explains Illegal Charges Against Trump Regarding Jan 6

Attorney and law professor Jonathan Turley raised serious legal questions about Special Counsel Jack Smith’s path to convicting former President Donald Trump.

“Trump was not charged with conspiracy to incite violence or insurrection,” Turley wrote. “Rather, he was charged because he ‘spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election and that he had actually won.’ In order to secure convictions for this, Special Counsel Jack Smith would need to bulldoze through not just the First Amendment but also existing case law holding that even false statements are protected.”

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Biden DOJ To Allow Democrats To Sue Trump Over Capital Riots

Police who responded to the pro-Trump storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, can sue former President Donald Trump in court, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The DOJ made the announcement in a filing before a federal appeals court. It pertains to efforts by two U.S. Capitol Police officers and 11 Democratic lawmakers to sue Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riots, alleging psychological damage.

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