“Justices to Hear Obstruction Case That Could Bar Charges Against Trump”

Adam Liptak for the N.Y. Times. I haven’t studied this issue closely, but based on this (and other) reporting, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Supreme Court interpreted the relevant statute narrowly, with the consequences that two of the four counts of the election subversion against Trump will be nullified. (See also Adam’s earlier analysis of the case’s applicability to the Trump indictment.)

POST-ARGUMENT UPDATE: the same story has been revised in light of the oral argument and now carries this new headline: “Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Using Obstruction Law to Charge Jan. 6 Rioters”

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