The panel agreed with a lower court judge who found the Department of Justice’s arguments misleading.
A 2018 rule barring administrative workers from expressing views on or participating in politics expressing views is unconstitutional, the court ruled.
Prosecutors asked for probation, saying the former police officer helped convict a man he called “Dad.”
Judge Thomas F. Hogan said he was increasingly irritated by Jan. 6 defendants who expressed no responsibility or remorse for their actions.
The sentence for former Rocky Mount officer Thomas Robertson matches the highest punishment issued to a Capitol riot defendant so far
Floyd Roseberry’s bomb threat last summer forced an evacuation of staffers and residents on Capitol Hill. His lawyer said he was on the wrong medication.
An early version of the talks included possibly moving future litigation involving the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline proposed in Manchin’s state to the U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit.
Only four other people have been charged with taking guns onto the Capitol grounds that day.
Derrick Evans filmed himself entering the Capitol building and urging others to do the same, while yelling at police officers who tried to control the mob.
Childs will be the only appointee of President Biden on the influential appeals court — but likely not for long.