Supreme Court to hear case that could undo hundreds of Jan. 6 charges, including Trump’s

Dec 13, 2023 | Political News

The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear a case that could potentially undo Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot charges against hundreds of people, including former President Donald Trump. 

The justices said they will review the cases of three Jan. 6 defendants – Joseph FischerEdward Jacob Lang and Garrett Miller – who were all charged with obstruction of an official proceeding, referring to how the riot disrupted the congressional certification of the 2020 election. 

Trump was also charged with obstruction, among other things, in special counsel Jack Smith’s federal 2020 election case against him, which is set to go to trial March 4. Smith separately asked the Supreme Court on Monday whether Trump is immune from prosecution on those charges.