Supreme Court Weighs J6 Obstruction Charges Amid Trump’s Legal Battle

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday regarding obstruction charges against J6 protesters.

A ruling against the broad interpretation of this law could impact similar charges against former President Donald Trump.

The law targets those obstructing official proceedings, carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years, enacted in 2022 post-Enron scandal. Joseph Fisher, among those charged, argues the law doesn’t apply to J6 protesters. Special Counsel Jack Smith also charged Trump with similar counts.

Theodore M. Cooperstein, a J6 defendant lawyer, believes narrowing the law weakens conspiracy claims against Trump. Fisher’s attorneys call the charges against J6 protesters an “unprecedented reading,” warning of potential misuse for minor disruptions in Congress.

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