The Trump inauguration protest cases have been a year in the making but are finally reaching the trial phase in the D.C. Superior Court. Over 180 defendants face felony and misdemeanor criminal charges for their respective role in inauguration day protests and riots, which led to property damage and mass arrests.
The current wave of defendants are in the midst of the first in many trials that are scheduled to occur over the next nine months. The trials present an interesting look at the intersection between criminal law, the first amendment, and conspiracy liability.
For an interesting look at the current trial, read more here.