Depending on their decision, this is potentially unwelcome news for those of us who prefer fair elections and rule of law. It could also delay Trump's trial.
A ruling by the Supreme Court could affect the cases of hundreds of people charged in connection with the Capitol attack ó and potentially the prosecution of Donald J. Trump.
The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to hear a case that could upend the prosecutions of hundreds of rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and delay ó or limit the scope of ó former President Donald J. Trumpís trial on federal charges of trying to overturn his election defeat.
At issue is whether the government can charge defendants in the cases under a federal law that makes it a crime to corruptly obstruct an official proceeding. The law is at the heart of the prosecutions of many members of the pro-Trump mob that sought to block the congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.ís victory in 2020. It is also a key part of the federal indictment accusing Mr. Trump of plotting to remain in power despite the will of the voters.
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