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03-05-2017, 08:00 AM
Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/05...ng_at.html

I wasn't aware that laughter was such a threat to freedom and democracy.

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03-05-2017, 08:13 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
WTF? Facepalm

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03-05-2017, 08:20 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
Land of the Free....
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03-05-2017, 08:23 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
I bet 99% of people who say "racists/sexists should be allowed to speak wherever they want!" would turn around and say "SJWs shouldn't be allowed to laugh at confirmation hearings".

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03-05-2017, 09:02 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
Dunno. I wasn't there. Nobody else here was either, so it's safe to say we don't really know.



But don't t let that stop you from making whatever assumptions you feel appropriate....

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03-05-2017, 09:42 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
(03-05-2017 09:02 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Dunno. I wasn't there. Nobody else here was either, so it's safe to say we don't really know.



But don't t let that stop you from making whatever assumptions you feel appropriate....

Laughing thankfully isn't a crime. I don't think there are limitations as to locality.

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03-05-2017, 09:47 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
(03-05-2017 09:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(03-05-2017 09:02 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Dunno. I wasn't there. Nobody else here was either, so it's safe to say we don't really know.



But don't t let that stop you from making whatever assumptions you feel appropriate....

Laughing thankfully isn't a crime. I don't think there are limitations as to locality.

I'm not so sure about that. Laughing in a courtroom during a trial could be construed as contempt of court, which is a crime (I believe). It would depend on context. Almost anything could be a crime if done at an inappropriate time and/or place.
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03-05-2017, 09:56 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
(03-05-2017 09:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(03-05-2017 09:02 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Dunno. I wasn't there. Nobody else here was either, so it's safe to say we don't really know.



But don't t let that stop you from making whatever assumptions you feel appropriate....

Laughing thankfully isn't a crime. I don't think there are limitations as to locality.

Speaking your mind is a Constitutionally guaranteed right.

But if you do it in open court without the judge's say-so, it's probably not going to go well for you.

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03-05-2017, 09:57 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
(03-05-2017 09:56 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(03-05-2017 09:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  Laughing thankfully isn't a crime. I don't think there are limitations as to locality.

Speaking your mind is a Constitutionally guaranteed right.

But if you do it in open court without the judge's say-so, it's probably not going to go well for you.

How about crying in court, is that illegal too?

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03-05-2017, 10:16 AM
RE: Woman on trial for laughing during Sessions confirmation hearing
(03-05-2017 09:57 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(03-05-2017 09:56 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Speaking your mind is a Constitutionally guaranteed right.

But if you do it in open court without the judge's say-so, it's probably not going to go well for you.

How about crying in court, is that illegal too?

Crying and laughing are both often involuntary, and in that case, they would probably cut you some slack. However, in this case, the woman was a protester who was laughing at a carefully chosen time, specifically to make a point. We can then ask the question, "Was her protest appropriate in that context?" I think they're overreacting by prosecuting her (and that is likely to backfire by just giving her protest free publicity), but it's a whole different ball of wax compared to involuntary laughing (or crying).
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