The first trial on seditious conspiracy charges related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is on track to begin in Washington next month for nine members of the Oath Keepers’ militia, after a federal judge on Tuesday turned down a request by nearly all defendants to put off the courtroom showdown until next year.
Defense attorneys argued that publicity related to the House Jan. 6 select committee’s televised hearings and difficulties accessing evidence related to the case warranted putting off the trial from its scheduled Sept. 26 date for the opening of jury selection.
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NEW: 1st seditious conspiracy trial over Jan. 6 is on track to open next month after judge rebuffs defense move for delay to to House hearings & evidence access issues. Oath Keepers founder & others set for trial Sept. 26 https://t.co/2R9gGblzea
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