The U.S. Supreme Court has declined an appeal made by Rene Boucher, a man who brutally attacked Rand Paul in 2017, after the 6th Court of Appeals declared his initial District Court sentence too lenient, the Washington Examiner reports.
Boucher had petitioned the Supreme Court for a review of the case after the Court of Appeals had made clear he may be facing more jail time than he had expected, arguing that this constituted double jeopardy.
The District Court gave Boucher, a far-left Bernie Sanders supporter, a mere 30 days in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The Supreme Court declared that it was improper to review a double jeopardy case until Boucher had received his revised sentence from the appellate court.
Consequently, the District Court must now revise Boucher’s sentence to one significantly more serious. However, Boucher’s lawyer plans to continue to argue on grounds of double jeopardy.
“I’ve been researching a motion I intend to file later in the week or the first part of next week to raise the double jeopardy issue to the trial judge,” Baker said.
“We continue to believe that because Dr. Boucher has completely served a perfectly legal sentence that jeopardy attaches and that the case ought to be dismissed at this time.”
Boucher’s attack has been praised by leading Democratic Party figures, including Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a member of the extreme-left collective known as The Squad.