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America’s Future Statement On The Supreme Court Granting Cert In J6 Case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) agreed to hear Fischer v United States – a case involving the prosecution of a January 6 protester for “obstruction of an official proceeding.” America’s Future filed the only amicus brief urging the Court grant Mr. Fischer’s petition for certiorari to hear the case.

Fischer is accused of violating an obscure provision of Congress’ anti-document shredding law, Sarbanes-Oxley, 18 U.S.C.§1512. Fischer was not charged with the crime of Insurrection, which has a 10-year sentence, but prosecutors chose a novel application of a financial criminal statute to gain a possible 20-year prison sentence. This is the same charge used against hundreds of other January 6 defendants, as well as being the primary charge levied against former President Donald Trump in the District of Columbia criminal case filed by Jack Smith.

“The malicious political persecutions of Americans by a weaponized DOJ must end,” said Mary O’Neill, Executive Director of America’s Future. “America’s Future is proud to support Mr. Fischer to protect our constitutional rights. As we stated in our brief, the entire January 6 ‘insurrection narrative’ is a fabrication conjured up by those out to prosecute political opponents of the Biden regime. SCOTUS now has the chance to make the right decision and put the Rule of Law back into place. We pray SCOTUS seizes this opportunity for the sake of our nation, all the J6 defendants and their families, and others still being hunted down by the DOJ for exercising their First Amendment rights. The future of America is in the balance.”

To access the SCOTUS docket in Fischer v United States, click here.

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