Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case Over Obstruction Law Used in Jan 6 Cases, Including Trump’s case

by Mary Chastain at

 I do not know how people keep anything straight regarding former President Donald Trump’s election interference case in D.C. and the rest of the Capitol Hill riot cases.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about an obstruction law that over 300 January 6 defendants have been charged with by the DOJ.

The case is Fischer v. U.S. The statute is 18 U.S. Code 1512(c)(2):

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.

The law came into effect due to the 2002 Enron scandal.

Former police officer Joseph Fischer asked SCOTUS to scrub the charge against him, which is one of seven counts against him. The cases of two other defendants, Edward Lang and Garrett Miller, joined Fischer’s case.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols threw out Miller’s obstruction charge and dismissed it in Fischer’s and Lang’s case.

The DOJ appealed