NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter, was ordered today to stand trial April 6 on a disorderly conduct charge stemming from an anti-CIA demonstration at the University of Massachusetts.
"This is not too much fun," the 19-year-old Brown University sophomore said at a press conference after a brief appearance in district court.
"I'm missing my first day of classes," she said. However, she added, she would go to jail to keep the spy agency off campuses.
Carter, aging political activist Abbie Hoffman and 58 others were arrested Nov. 24 at the Amherst campus during the demonstration.
If convicted of disorderly conduct, Carter could face six months in jail. She said she understood the legal risks involved before the protest and is not frightened at the prospect of jail.