Justice Gorsuch Grills Biden DOJ Over Extreme January 6 Sentences

By Daniel Walker | April 18, 2024

Unique felony

During oral arguments, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch questioned Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar regarding the significant prison sentences given to January 6 defendants in contrast to left-wing protesters and rioters facing minimal consequences, if any. 
 

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The case under consideration involves former Pennsylvania police officer Joseph Fischer, among many January 6 defendants charged with a unique felony related to "obstruction of an official proceeding." 
 

Legal approach

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This legal approach, inspired by the Enron scandal, has been specifically used against individuals involved in the events of January 6.