The US Supreme Court has granted consideration to the case of Fischer v. US, a pivotal legal development with potential ramifications for former President Donald Trump’s DC election interference case. The case challenges a law criminalizing the obstruction or impeding of an official proceeding, a charge faced by numerous defendants linked to the January 6 Capitol riot. Among the four charges against Trump in the DC election interference case, the obstruction charge is a focal point.

The case revolves around Joseph Fischer, a January 6 defendant accused of obstructing an official proceeding during the Capitol riot. A lower court judge previously ruled that the obstruction charge didn’t apply to Fischer because he hadn’t taken specific actions regarding documents, records, or other objects. However, the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit contested this interpretation, asserting that the judge’s view was too narrow, leading to a split decision.

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If the Supreme Court aligns with Fischer’s argument, it could potentially disrupt obstruction charges not only against Trump but also against numerous rioters who have already faced convictions. Trump’s lawyer, Will Scharf, emphasized the significance of the case, describing it as a “huge deal” for the former president. The contentious nature of the law’s application to alleged obstruction during the electoral count process has been a focal point since the onset of January 6 prosecutions, with the DC Circuit sharply divided on the matter.

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The Supreme Court’s decision to take up the case has already caused disruptions in ongoing trials related to the Capitol riot, prompting requests for sentencing delays until a ruling is issued. The outcome of this legal battle could reshape the trajectory of not only Trump’s case but also the broader legal landscape surrounding charges related to the January 6 events.