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What could happen if the Supreme Court sides with the January 6 rioters

What could happen if the Supreme Court sides with the January 6 rioters
By Hannah Rabinowitz and Holmes Lybrand, CNN (CNN) — If the Supreme Court undermines the prosecution of hundreds of people accused of joining the

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The Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could have significant implications for the prosecution of individuals involved in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol riot. The case revolves around whether the Justice Department overstepped its bounds by using a federal obstruction law to charge hundreds of people involved in the riot. Critics argue that the law was intended to prevent evidence tampering before a trial or investigation, not to prosecute individuals involved in an insurrection. Former President Donald Trump and his allies are closely watching the case, as a ruling in favor of the defendants could be used to undermine the Justice Department's prosecution of those involved in the Capitol riot. The court is expected to rule on the case by the end of the month, and the decision could lead to a flood of appeals from defendants seeking to rehash their sentences.

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