Jury Convicts Protester Who Laughed at Sessions Hearing https://t.co/xISecz8CwQ
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) May 3, 2017
… Each of the three protesters faces up to 12 months in jail, $2,000 in fines, or both, depending on the outcome of a June 21 sentencing hearing…
In verdicts returned shortly after noon Wednesday, the jury also convicted two other activists in the group she was with, Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, who were dressed as Ku Klux Klan members with white hoods and robes and stood up before the Jan. 10 hearing started.
In an April court filing, the office of the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia had argued that all three protesters shared a common goal to “impede and disrupt” the hearing. Ms. Fairooz, the office said, had “created a scene.”
It was early in the hearing when Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, said that Mr. Sessions’s record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented,” Ariel Gold, the campaign director of Code Pink, said on Wednesday…
What we talk about when we talk about law and order. https://t.co/Cyxdfi6BQG
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) May 3, 2017
The Malevolent Leprechaun will not be mocked!!!
The big picture: The Trump administration is literally prosecuting someone for laughing at its head prosecutor. https://t.co/Q2ILiqtQMc
— Nina Bernstein (@NinaBernstein1) May 2, 2017
Margaret Atwood : “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” https://t.co/11doTZMALT
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) May 3, 2017