Supreme Court says obstruction charges for January 6 rioters could be thrown out and impact Trump's election interference case | 28 June 2024 | The Supreme Court ruled that there are limits on charging January 6 rioters with obstruction, in a case that will impact former President Trump's 2020 federal election interference case. The 6-3 decision could upend hundreds of cases stemming from the January 6 riot, including Donald Trump's election fraud trial. The court's ruling makes it harder for January 6 defendants to be charged with obstructing an official proceeding -- which carries up to 20 years in prison. That is among the four charges facing former President Donald Trump in Special Counsel Jack Smith's federal case.

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