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Are Jan. 6 rioters traitors? So far, criminal charges say no – HotAir

Are Jan. 6 rioters traitors? So far, criminal charges say no – HotAir

Some legal scholars say that sedition charges could be justified but that prosecutors may be reluctant to bring them because of their legal complexity and the difficulty historically in securing convictions.1 Jenna Ellis quits GOP after published email from RNC's chief counsel called her election lawsuit effort a "joke" 2 Japan's Defense Ministry warns about Chinese military posturing toward Taiwan (and China isn't happy about it) 3 No treason or sedition charges for January 6 rioters 4 Texas House authorizes sergeant at arms to bring fugitive Dem legislators back -- by arresting them if necessary 5 A lawyer was forced out of her Legal Aid Society job after criticizing CRT 6 Trump rips Kavanaugh: I saved his career, and for what?And the possibility of charging him and others was widely discussed after thousands of pro-Trump supporters assaulted scores of police officers, defaced the U.And as an increasing number of lesser charges are filed and defendants plead guilty, those accusations may never be formally levied.

But to date, neither Caldwell nor any of the other more than 500 defendants accused in the attack has been indicted for sedition or for the gravest of crimes a citizen can face, treason.Overzealousness in applying them going back centuries has also discredited their use.

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