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News Posted on August 24, 2017

Claire White ’15 Featured in Sacramento Bee Coverage of Thompson Trial

Claire White ’15 figures prominently in the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of the trial of Sean Thompson, a local activist who threw a pie at former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson during a charity event last year.  Thompson, who characterized his actions as “political theater,” initially faced felony assault charges, but the district attorney recently refilled the case as a misdemeanor.  White, an attorney with Morton & Russo LLP, is defending Thompson.

“Ultimately, we’re pleased that Mr. Thompson doesn’t have a felony hanging over his head anymore,” she said in a video produced for the Bee’s website. “We're disappointed in the district attorney’s decision to move ahead and conduct another trial at taxpayer’s expense on these charges.”