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Larry Craig appeals Minn. judge's ruling
Associated Press ^ | 10/15/07 | AMY FORLITI

Posted on 10/15/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative

MINNEAPOLIS - Embattled Sen. Larry Craig asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday to overrule a county judge who refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in connection with an arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.

Craig's appeal was filed at the court in St. Paul less than two weeks after Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter refused to overturn the guilty plea, saying it "was accurate, voluntary and intelligent, and ... supported by the evidence."

Craig, a Republican from Idaho, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in August after he was accused of soliciting sex in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in June.

The four-page filing did not detail the basis for the appeal, noting only that Craig was appealing Porter's Oct. 4 order. The documents were dated with Friday's date but were received and stamped by the Appeals Court on Monday.

More extensive legal briefs are expected to be filed by both sides.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 110th; appeal; bathroom; closetedhomo; craig; gay; gross; larrycraig; sexinthestall; toetapping
Let it die Larry, let it die and then resign for good.
1 posted on 10/15/2007 8:38:50 PM PDT by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Amen to that!


2 posted on 10/15/2007 8:40:38 PM PDT by Timbo64
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I wish all Republicans would fight back this hard.

Seriously.

Imagine if Newt Gingrich had taken this route, instead of resigning...

Things might be a (lot) different right now, had he done so.


3 posted on 10/15/2007 8:41:48 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (I like Duncan Hunter)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Go away Craig. Nobody wants to see you tap your foot.


4 posted on 10/15/2007 8:45:32 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

I have a hard time believing that anyone would find Mr. Craig appealing.


5 posted on 10/15/2007 8:49:43 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Romney for President 2008)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

TAPS


6 posted on 10/15/2007 8:51:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Does Larry have a pension involved??


7 posted on 10/15/2007 8:51:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Ruling Minn. judge finds Larry Craig appealing.


8 posted on 10/15/2007 9:02:59 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!! The only one who can beat Hillary!!!!)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
Well old larry sure is taking a wide stance. LOL
9 posted on 10/15/2007 9:10:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: upsdriver; wolfinator; Sue Perkick; TheKidster; Bender2; Proud2BAmerican; Enterprise; packrat35; ...
Immature Toilet Humor Ping!

If you are wondering how you ended up on this ping list, it's because you said something hysterical on a previous Craig thread. To be added to this ping list just make some stupid bathroom humor innuendo that has nothing to do with Larry Craig.

Craig really blew it. He threw his life down the toilet. The only way he can resurrect his career is to suck it up, swallow his pride, get on his knees and ask for forgiveness.

10 posted on 10/15/2007 9:10:53 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
Shame

11 posted on 10/15/2007 9:13:02 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Does Larry have a pension involved??

No he's been there long enough, that was one of the first things the pubs did with their majority, lower the retirement length. He probably has some type of kick back in the works for some ear mark and he means to get it.

12 posted on 10/15/2007 9:13:46 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I wish all Republicans would fight back this hard.

He's a freak. Throw his ass out now!! And shame on you for supporting this freak.

14 posted on 10/15/2007 9:21:14 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Wow! I made a comment and I ended up on Craigslist! Ewwwwwww.


15 posted on 10/15/2007 9:21:34 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: yeehah

He shouldn’t resign. He should just stall the investigation until all of this crap stops swirling around.


16 posted on 10/15/2007 9:25:53 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: org.whodat

That is exactly why he feels he needs to stick around. He is planning on taking a wide stance on many global issues. He’s the kind of Senator who brings men together. A uniter not a divider.


17 posted on 10/15/2007 9:27:50 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: org.whodat

No doubt.


18 posted on 10/15/2007 9:29:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
Senator Craig I Am

I am not gay with a coked up page
I am not gay with the underaged
I am not gay when I tap your foot
I am not gay keep your big mouth shut
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay with a wide, wide stance
I am not gay in my senator pants
I am not gay with a cat in a hat
Here's my card--what do you think of that?
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay in an Idaho paper
I am not gay please hide my caper
I am not gay in my childless marriage
I am not gay in a baby carriage
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay with an undercover dick
I am not gay--no, not a lick
I saw some paper on the floor
I picked it up--no, nothing more
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

I am not gay in my guilty plea
I am not gay, it's plain to see
I am not gay in a Minnesota court
I am not gay--no, nothing of the sort
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

Let me be clear, I am not vague
I dearly love my Mrs. Craig
I am not a sad old perv
My only desire is to serve
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all

19 posted on 10/15/2007 10:44:50 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Larry Craig is the gift that just keeps on giving. He’s been in the news at least weekly since this all broke.
Lovely.


20 posted on 10/15/2007 10:48:58 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Guess it is a matter of opinion of the judge.Couldn’t be politically motivated could it? Nah. Not in our judicial system.

October 5th, 2007 @ 10:48am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has granted an alleged bank robber permission to withdraw a guilty plea and fight the charges filed against him.

U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson made the ruling yesterday during a discussion to determine whether 26-year-old Joshua Rich voluntarily entered a guilty plea after cutting a deal with federal prosecutors related to the weapon used in a series of robberies.


21 posted on 10/15/2007 11:24:05 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: taxesareforever

Bada Ping!


22 posted on 10/16/2007 1:15:53 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Larry hung it out there and now he’s regretting the reaction he’s getting for it. It is such a small thing, he didn’t think anyone noticed.


23 posted on 10/16/2007 8:03:08 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; org.whodat

I agree, when Craig gets behind a man, you can count on him pushing forward until he’s accomplished what he started.


24 posted on 10/16/2007 8:05:21 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

One Moore for the road...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uGggjysID4&mode=related&search=

Please, no applause...Just money...;-)


25 posted on 10/16/2007 8:38:33 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: TheKidster

He should think long and hard before continuing his appeal. This is a hard case to win. The best case scenario is that it ends in a hung jury and he will get an even stiffer sentence.


26 posted on 10/16/2007 9:54:47 AM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Yeah, he needs to end his stalling techniques and let it just hang loose. Taking matters into his own hands and jerking around with the outcome will only result in a sticky mess worse than what he’s already willingly stuck his tongue out and swallowed.


27 posted on 10/16/2007 12:29:52 PM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Yeah, he needs to end his stalling techniques and let it just hang loose. Taking matters into his own hands and jerking around with the outcome will only result in a sticky mess worse than what he’s already willingly stuck his tongue out and swallowed.


28 posted on 10/16/2007 12:30:03 PM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: TheKidster

The GOP should just wash their hands of him and bring in a replacement to wipe the slate clean.


29 posted on 10/16/2007 7:36:19 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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