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The costs to civil freedoms on January 6 are demonstrated by two court proceedings.

David Eastman is a member of right-wing group the Oath Keepers. Alaska’s disloyalty clause bars from office anyone who “aids or belongs” to a group that advocates overthrowing U.S. government. Barring Americans from elected office because of political affiliations could violate First Amendment. She says it would not be an endorsement of democracy if such a disqualification prevented Wasilla from picking a representative. Ghitis asks whether obstruction of an official proceeding is punishable by a 20-year sentence.