Posted BY: Kara | NwoReport
The dire situation of the political prisoners stemming from the January 6th Capitol riot has reached a critical juncture, with Congress appearing unlikely to provide the necessary assistance. This has led to a call for intervention from the highest authority, the Supreme Court of the United States. The potential impact of the court’s involvement could be transformative, potentially challenging the unjust treatment and abuse faced by these American citizens.
A recent petition submitted to the Supreme Court has the potential to disrupt a multitude of cases linked to the January 6th riot, pending the decision of the Court’s conservative majority to consider the appeal. The petitioner, Edward Lang, a New York resident awaiting sentencing for charges related to assaulting a police officer during the riot, is seeking the Court’s review. Specifically, Lang aims to appeal one of the 11 charges he was indicted on: obstruction of an official proceeding.
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This particular charge has been applied extensively to numerous defendants involved in the January 6th riot, including well-known figures like Jacob Chansley (also known as QAnon Shaman) and Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers organization. The charge is rooted in the disruption of Congress’ certification of Electoral College votes that led to the election of President Joe Biden.
Lang’s legal team contends that the application of the statute forming the basis of this charge has been overly broad in his case. The federal law in question stipulates penalties for individuals who corruptly alter, destroy or obstruct official proceedings. Lang’s appeal asserts that the opposing side failed to demonstrate any corrupt intent, highlighting perceived flaws in lower court interpretations of the law.
Critics of the lower court’s handling of these cases argue that activist judges have injected politics into their interpretations, resulting in confusion and unanswered questions. Norman Pattis, Lang’s attorney, has sharply criticized the government’s use of the federal penal code in the January 6th cases, emphasizing its misapplication. In seeking Supreme Court intervention, Lang’s legal team seeks to rectify what they view as a flawed judicial process and to shed light on potential misuses of the law. This development offers a glimmer of hope to the political prisoners and their supporters, as they await the high court’s decision on whether to hear the appeal and potentially reshape the trajectory of these cases.