Obstruction Case Before Supreme Court Could Aid Trump

Arguments were presented before the Supreme Court on Tuesday on whether an obstruction law used against a quarter of the defendants in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is invalid.

USA Today reported the outcome could aid Donald Trump. The former president is facing charges related to trying to overturn the 2020 election. It could also have major consequences for the Jan. 6 defendants who were charged with obstruction — a charge which can add up to 20 years to a prison sentence.

The case involves former police officer Joseph Fischer, who was charged in the attack on the Capitol. Fischer maintains Congress approved the law in 2002 after the Enron scandal to target document shredding, which he says he didn’t do at the Capitol, the newspaper said.

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