Thursday, 4 May 2017


Via Boing Boing, we discover that three protesters who railed against the confirmation of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to the office of US Attorney General affiliated with the women’s rights group Code Pink are potentially facing jail-time for disorderly conduct during the hearings.
Two had donned Ku Klux Klan hoods and the third fighting conviction merely burst uncontrollably in a bout of laughter when then-cohort Alabama Senator Richard Shelby claimed that Sessions’ history (who was previously denied a lower court federal judgeship for his record of bigotry and whom had been previously chastised by Shelby for his views) of “treating all Americans equally under the law” was clear and well-documented. I would too need to be escorted out of the chambers had I been there.