Supreme Court To Hear Explosive Jan. 6 Dispute

In what could be great news for those persecuted for the Jan. 6 protests, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case of tremendous importance. The justices will consider arguments on a federal obstruction law that could unravel hundreds of cases against lawful demonstrators.

Hundreds of defendants were railroaded through vindictive prosecution after doing nothing more than entering Capitol grounds. This is potentially a way for them to get their lives back.

The statute in question reads, “whoever corruptly otherwise obstructs, influences or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”

At issue is the way the Justice Department under Biden’s leadership used that part of U.S. code to imprison Jan. 6 participants.

Tom Caso of the Claremont Institute told The Daily Wire that the provision has never been applied the way prosecutors used it in these cases. It is largely unprecedented, and he noted there have been ample opportunities to direct it at demonstrators before Congress.

Caso cited the notorious Code Pink protesters who stood and disrupted congressional Supreme Court nomination hearings.

But this newly discovered statute is suddenly popular among Democratic prosecutors. It has been brought against over 300 protesters and is being wielded as a weapon against former President Donald Trump.

In his case prosecutors charge that he willfully conspired to disrupt Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

Trump’s trial on this and other charges is scheduled to begin March 4.

However, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments concerning the obstruction charge could jeopardize that start date.

That obstruction charge carries a penalty of up to two decades in prison. At least 152 people have been convicted or pleaded guilty, with over 100 of them already being sentenced.

According to the Associated Press, the high court will hear arguments on the validity of the charge in March or April. A decision is expected to be handed down by the early summer.

There is another determination coming from the Supreme Court over whether the 2024 Republican frontrunner can be prosecuted for actions he took while in the White House. This case is being expedited by Special Counsel Jack Smith.