Was Any Part Of The January 6, 2021 Attack Sedition?

Was Any Part Of The January 6, 2021 Attack Sedition?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The U.S. Capitol Attack, January 6, 2021

Question:  Was January 6, 2021, An Act Of Seditious Conspiracy?

Citation for this post:  18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to do any of the following.  (I have separated each legal item for easy reading.)

  • to overthrow the government. 
  • put down the government of the United States.
  • destroy by force the Government of the United States, 
  • levy war against the Untied States.
  • oppose by force the authority thereof.
  • by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States.
  • by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof. 

“They shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

“The supporters of President Donald Trump who breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday may face charges of sedition…”

“A federal prosecutor who had been working on the Capitol cases told 60 Minutes in late March that he personally believed “the facts do support” sedition charges against some suspects.” 

What particular item listed within the legal code did the rioters violate?  It appears three items:

  • oppose by force the authority thereof.
  • by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States.
  • by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.

The US Government has taken legal action against some participants of the riot.

January 13, 2022:  “Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol …”

 

 

 

 

This blog article used this web site for reference:

18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

 

 

 

 

Posted January 12, 2022
Updated January 13, 2022

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