Woman arrested for laughing in Sessions hearing heading back to trial

The woman who was arrested after she laughed during a confirmation hearing for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsCurtis wins Chaffetz's former Utah House seat Overnight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny FBI can’t unlock Texas shooter’s phone MORE last January will be headed back to trial in November, according to a federal prosecutor. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Paschall told a D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday that Desiree Fairooz and her lawyer had rejected a plea deal, according to The Huffington Post.

Fairooz was found guilty last May on charges of parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds and disorderly conduct. 

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But the government's argument during the trial that Fairooz's laughter during Session's confirmation hearing was enough to convict her eventually prompted Chief Judge Robert Morin to throw out the verdict. 

Fairooz was present at the confirmation hearing last January with other Code Pink activists protesting Sessions. 

She laughed when Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySenators push mandatory sexual harassment training for members, staff Justice Dept drops case against woman who laughed at Sessions Former Hill staff calls for mandatory harassment training MORE (R-Ala.) said that Sessions’s record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented," prompting an officer to take her into custody. 

Two other Code Pink organizers were arrested and convicted on two separate charges of parading or demonstrating during the hearing.