Over 100 Jan. 6 Convicts Could Be Resentenced After New D.C. Appeals Court Verdict

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A federal appeals court asked a lower court to re-sentence January 6 Capitol rioter Larry Brock after it determined his sentence was unnecessarily long.The appeal was heard by the D.C. appeals court which is made up of three Democrat appointees, who did not overturn the felony conviction, which charged Brock with obstructing the work of Congress.

The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit came in the case of retired Air Force Lt. Col. Larry R. Brock Jr., who had appealed his felony conviction of obstructing the work of Congress that day. Former president Donald Trump faces the same charge.Afederal appeals court asked a lower court to re-sentence a January 6 defendant after finding the Capitol rioter had been handed an improperly long sentence for his crimes.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Larry Brock's"interference with one stage of the electoral college vote-counting process, while no doubt endangering our democratic processes and temporarily derailing Congress's constitutional work—did not interfere with the 'administration of justice.'"

Brock is the retired Air Force officer who entered the U.S. Capitol dressed in combat gear and carried zip-tie handcuffs into the Senate gallery....A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that some criminal defendants who were charged in connection with the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, had their sentences improperly increased.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that defendant Larry Brock’s sentence improperly included charges of"interference with the administration of justice." According to Circuit Judge Millett, who wrote the court’s opinion, interference with Congress’ certification of the electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election does not apply to a sentence enhancement.

Source: Law Daily Report (lawdailyreport.net)


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