Justice Dept drops case against woman who laughed at Sessions (how could you not?) ~ The Hill


The Justice Department is dropping its case against a woman who laughed during Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ confirmation hearing earlier this year, according to a court filing.

The nolle prosequi filing, obtained by HuffPost, means that the government will dismiss the charges against Desiree Fairooz, an activist affiliated with the anti-war group Code Pink, who was arrested in January for apparently laughing during Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

Fairooz reportedly chuckled after Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said during the hearing that Sessions’ track record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented.”

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