Supreme Court majority appears leery of Biden DOJ in major Jan. 6 case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments on whether part of an obstruction law can be used to prosecute hundreds of defendants involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, a case that also has implications for former President Donald Trump.

Former Pennsylvania police officer Joseph Fischer is appealing a lower court’s ruling denying his bid to evade a federal charge of corruptly obstructing an official proceeding — more specifically, the congressional certification of President Joe Biden‘s victory over Trump that prompted thousands of protesters to descend on the U.S. Capitol three years ago.

The nine justices on Tuesday appeared divided along ideological lines, with a majority appearing wary of siding completely with the Biden Justice Department.

On January 7, 2021, Fischer posted the following photos of himself to Facebook,
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