Riot revisited: Biden DOJ tested in Supreme Court fight implicating Trump and hundreds of Jan. 6 cases

More than three years after the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the Department of Justice is continuing to pursue those who participated through hundreds of aggressive prosecutions. That includes Donald Trump, whose political future and personal freedom may depend on whether a jury believes he is to blame for the violence. But the intensity of the Biden DOJ’s crackdown on Jan. 6 offenders has stirred controversy, drawn scrutiny from the Supreme Court in Fischer v. United States, and become a central focus of Trump’s third presidential campaign. In this series, Riot revisited: Jan 6, Justice and Capitol Consequences, the Washington Examiner will look at the potential legal weaknesses in the DOJ’s efforts to punish Jan. 6 rioters and the future of those cases should Trump reclaim the White House.

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