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 SessionsGarland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees Biden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings 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 ShelbyBiden dispatches Cabinet members to sell infrastructure plan Senate GOP faces post-Trump spending brawl The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax 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.