The Houcks are seeking to collect more than $4 million in damages, but Houck explained that there’s no price that can be put on his children’s innocence, which he said was robbed from them the day of the FBI raid.
If the lower court’s ruling is overturned, the prosecution will almost certainly appeal further. On the other hand, if the lower court’s ruling is sustained, the defense will certainly appeal. That appeal would go directly to SCOTUS, to be taken up at the Justices’ discretion.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, the head of the FBI disagreed with Rep. Chip Roy's assertion that the armed raid was 'tyrannical,' saying that agents did not storm the house carrying firearms despite Houck's wife saying that's exactly what happened.