Supreme Court Denies InfoWars Host Owen Shroyer’s January 6 Appeal

( – Hundreds of participants involved in the January 6, 2021, breach of the US Capitol have been sentenced for a variety of crimes. InfoWars host Owen Shroyer is one of those defendants. He appealed his case to the Supreme Court but the justices recently rejected it.

On June 3, the Supreme Court rejected Shroyer’s appeal. He’d petitioned the justices to overturn his misdemeanor conviction because he claimed it violated his First Amendment rights. The justices released the decision in a larger list of orders and didn’t issue a dissent or any other information, as is typical.

Shroyer pleaded guilty in 2023 to trespassing on Capitol grounds. US District Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, later sentenced him to 60 days in prison. After his sentencing, he vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court, claiming he was a “martyr for free speech.”

Shroyer accompanied InfoWars owner Alex Jones to the Capitol. Prosecutors accused Shroyer of using a bullhorn to inflame the crowd at the foot of the complex. They also pointed out that he was under a court order to stay away from the Capitol grounds after he disrupted a 2019 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Shroyer claimed he was working with Jones to do the exact opposite.

The InfoWars owner was captured on video asking Capitol Police if he could address the crowd and try to move them away from the building where lawmakers were trying to certify the 2020 election results. However, prosecutors said that Shroyer broke off from Jones and climbed up the Capitol steps, leading the crowd in a chant of “1776.”

According to reports, Jones’ group on the Capitol has raised alarms with some investigators. It included Ali Alexander, the founder of the Stop the Steal organization, and Kenneth Chesebro, one of the men who allegedly tried to come up with a plot to overturn the election results. Federal prosecutors have not charged the three men with crimes related to their involvement in the events of the day.

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