Wednesday, September 10, 2008

REUTERS
Senator seeks to have sex sting plea voided

I reported on the appeal of Sen. Larry Craig's arrest last year in a men's toilet sex-sting operation at the Minneapolis airport. The highlight in the 45-minute hearing at the Minnesota Court of Appeals was this exchange between Craig's lawyer — Billy Martin — and one of the judges.

During Wednesday's oral arguments, which lasted less than an hour, Martin said Craig was only looking into the stall to see if it was occupied.

"But the police officer could see that his eyes were blue," responded Judge Natalie Hudson. "He was peering in the crack."

"Your honor," replied Martin, "you're guessing. You shouldn't have to guess on appeal."
The story is here.