PROTESTERS FACE JAIL TIME FOR DISRUPTING SCOTUS, JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS: Five people who disrupted Supreme Court proceedings to protest the Citizens United decision pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges. According to Buzzfeed News, the sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 24th, and the protesters could face up to a year in jail.
Earlier this week, Vox reported that the Department of Justice will press charges against Desiree Fairooz, a Code Pink activist who laughed during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing. Federal prosecutors have argued that Fairooz laughed “very loudly,” and that her laugh “amounted to willful ‘disorderly and disruptive conduct’ intended to ‘impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct’ of congressional proceedings,” reported Vox.
Fairooz, along with two other Code Pink activists, was found guilty on Wednesday. They face up to a year in jail and the possibility of up to $2,000 in fines, according to The New York Times.