Sedition

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Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office – Associated Press

Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are among states where proposed legislation would prohibit anyone convicted of

Oath Keepers

Oath Keepers trial: Jan. 6 was ‘rebellion,’ prosecutor says – Associated Press

Photo: Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, speaks during a gun rights rally at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., April 20, 2013 The founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates planned an “armed rebellion” to keep President Donald Trump in power, a federal prosecutor contended Monday as the most

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Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot – Associated Press

Photo: Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys and smokes a cigarette at a rally in Delta Park, Portland, Oregon The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack

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Legal risks in sedition conspiracy case against Oath Keepers

The seditious conspiracy case against members and associates of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group marks the boldest attempt so far by the government to prosecute those who attacked the U.S. Capitol, but invoking the rarely used charge carries considerable risks. Still, legal experts who have reviewed the indictment unsealed this past week against Oath

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Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan. 6 riot

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, authorities said Thursday. Despite hundreds of charges already brought in the year since pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in an effort to