Jonathan Turley: Supreme Court 'Downgraded' Jan 6 to 'Trespassing'

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  • Source: Slay News
  • 07/03/2024

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley has revealed that the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Jan. 6 defendants has now “downgraded” the charges related to the Capitol protests to merely “trespassing.”

Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, was responding to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling striking down the use of a 2001 statute to charge hundreds of Jan. 6 defendants with obstruction of a legal proceeding.

In a new op-ed in The Hill, Turley said the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fischer V. U.S. downgraded the breach of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, from the “insurrection” the Democrats and media have trumpeted to mere “trespassing.”

Hundreds of January 6 defendants will now see the obstruction charges against them dropped.

One of those defendants is President Donald Trump.

Washington DC, January 6, 2021 by Tyler Merbler is licensed under flickr Tyler Merbler

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