The Justice Department will put a woman who laughed during Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing to be attorney general back on trial, according to a report Friday.
Desiree Fairooz, a 61-year-old veteran activist who was taken into custody following her disruptive laughter during Sessions' confirmation hearing, will go back on trial in November, according to the Huffington Post.
Fairooz was offered a guilty plea deal that required she serve time at the government's discretion, which she rejected on Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimbery Paschall reportedly said in D.C. Superior Court.
A judge tossed out a jury's original conviction of a Fairooz, saying the government had inappropriately argued to the jury that her laughter alone was enough to convict her, the Huffington Post reported.
Fairooz was arrested in January as Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., was testifying that Sessions had a "clear and well-documented" history of "treating all Americans equally." The demonstrator laughed at that statement and was taken into custody. Fairooz loudly voiced her disapproval of Sessions as she was forcefully escorted from the hearing.