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Larry Craig Loses Appeal in Men's Room Sex Sting Case

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First Florida's Bob Allen, now Larry Craig. The courts aren't giving these guys any bathroom breaks.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled today that Idaho Senator Larry Craig cannot withdraw his guilty plea in the disorderly conduct conviction surrounding his solicitation of an undercover cop for sex in the Minneapolis airport men's room.

The Minnesota Independent reports:

"That means Craig is stuck with having copped in District Court to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly signaling an interest in engaging in sex via foot taps from one restroom stall to another in which a undercover police officer was staked out. The decision’s 'unpublished' status means the court doesn’t want their ruling used as precedent in future cases — interesting, in view of charges that Craig sought special treatment or was being singled out for preferential or especially harsh treatment because of his status as a U.S. Senator."

Larry Craig issued a statement: "I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing criminal or improper occurred at the Minneapolis airport. I maintain my innocence, and currently my attorneys and I are reviewing the decision and looking into the possibility of appealing. I would like to thank all of those who have continued to support me and my family throughout this difficult time."

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  1. *clears throat, imitates Nelson Muntz*

    HA-ha!

    Even the other people caught in that sting got off. Er... were able to plea downwards.. oh man... um... here's a link.

    http://www.lavendermagazine.com/archives/issue-336/senator-larry-craig-adopts-local-attorney%e2%80%99s-defense-2/

    Posted by: White Label | Dec 9, 2008 3:18:00 PM


  2. YAY!!!!!!! FINALLY, we get some justice! This man is evil and void of any character. If he's crazy enough to run for re-election I HOPE he gets HELL for his hypocrisy. What a con!

    Posted by: Gay Power Living | Dec 9, 2008 3:29:03 PM


  3. In Maryland, an unpublished opinion from our intermediate appeals court means that your case had little to no merit. The only reason the appellate court heard the thing to begin with is that it had to!

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 9, 2008 3:35:34 PM


  4. So it's official that Craig has lost his sex appeal?

    Posted by: Michael W. | Dec 9, 2008 3:45:51 PM


  5. The toe-tapper has extended his tearoom 15 minutes of fame. It's embarrassing that he's still in the Senate.

    Posted by: Jack Scribe | Dec 9, 2008 3:49:28 PM


  6. "the courts aren't giving these guys any bathroom breaks"...andy you are HILARIOUS!

    Posted by: peterparker | Dec 9, 2008 3:51:08 PM


  7. @ White Label: Thanks for posting the link to that article. We were having a discussion about entrapment a week ago and this article is a great addition to the conversation.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Dec 9, 2008 4:03:27 PM


  8. For a good time call 202-224-2752.

    Is this protected speech as well?

    Posted by: GoodBuddy | Dec 9, 2008 4:15:54 PM


  9. White label: Great link! Puts this into more perspective.

    I never felt that Sen Craig should have been prosecuted in the first place. But it's his reaction to the situation which is deplorable and reeks of internalized homophobia. He's a big mo and should be a man and admit it. A straight man (or one who wasn't interested in getting his dick sucked) would have NEVER responded to the foot tapping overtures.

    Posted by: Mr. E | Dec 9, 2008 4:29:46 PM


  10. Senator Larry Craig - coming to a public restroom near you. Too bad he'd rather die than admit he's just a big old sissy.

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 10, 2008 8:33:20 AM


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