Published on: Monday, April 8, 2024

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fischer v. United States on April 16, 2024, regarding the criminal law used by the DOJ to prosecute those who breached the Capital on January 6, 2021. The law at issue is part of a statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c), which makes it a crime to corruptly obstruct congressional inquiries and investigations. To date, the DOJ has charged more than 347 individuals under the statute and SCOTUS’s decision could impact the cases pending and those previously convicted. Hear oral arguments on the Supreme Court’s website.