Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Craig entitled to his privacy, ACLU argues
Star Tribune.com ^ | January 15, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/15/2008 6:39:00 PM PST by phatus maximus

In an effort to help Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy.

Craig is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The ACLU on Tuesday filed a brief supporting the Idaho Republican.

The ACLU wrote that a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy."

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: aclu; homosexualagenda; larrycraig
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-43 next last
sigh.............anything, ANYTHING to promote perverted behavior...who knew civil liberties included sex in a PUBLIC bathroom...
1 posted on 01/15/2008 6:39:01 PM PST by phatus maximus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

The pantyman Craig has spoken./Just Asking - seoul62......


2 posted on 01/15/2008 6:41:43 PM PST by seoul62
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

public = private?


3 posted on 01/15/2008 6:42:28 PM PST by RDTF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

How could the ACLU pass up an opportunity to embarass the GOP?


4 posted on 01/15/2008 6:43:58 PM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

public = private?

According to the ACLU, yes.

IF SO, then the mile high club should be legal, no?


5 posted on 01/15/2008 6:44:40 PM PST by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

I expect Mr. Craig’s petition would have a significantly greater chance of success WITHOUT this idiotic amicus brief.


6 posted on 01/15/2008 6:45:16 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

yeah right - privacy - in a place where there are grunts interrupted by loud wet explosive bursts of smelly gas

so romantic


7 posted on 01/15/2008 6:45:41 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

woohoo let’s go! (mighty cramped in that bathroom, tho)


8 posted on 01/15/2008 6:45:58 PM PST by RDTF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: wagglebee

Reasonable expectation of privacy in a public bathroom? Only to a very limited extent; that is that you can expect no more than not having someone watch what you’re doing, maybe.

There’s clearly something about *public* bathroom that these lawyer types don’t get.

They have no clue what idiots they are making of themselves in the eyes of the public.


9 posted on 01/15/2008 6:46:06 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Sex is more important than the GOP as so many of the people it watches out for participate in such ludeness...


10 posted on 01/15/2008 6:46:27 PM PST by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus
In an effort to help Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy.

Yeah...privacy to go pee for a few minutes, not to have sex for 20! I can't believe the ACLU doesn't have better things to do.

11 posted on 01/15/2008 6:47:47 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynoman

Nothing says love like the sweet sweet smell of last nights double bean burrito...


12 posted on 01/15/2008 6:47:50 PM PST by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

Hmmm, well I guess that’s one stance on the subject...


13 posted on 01/15/2008 6:51:35 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Although most dead people vote democrat, aborted babies, if given the choice, would vote Republican.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

yeah does wonders for the libido

freaks


14 posted on 01/15/2008 6:51:45 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Only because there is a door on the “public stall”, that gives some credence to the expectation of privacy. Not defending this idiot in anyway, but that is their argument.


15 posted on 01/15/2008 6:59:50 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

How incredibly embarrassing to have someone with an “R” next to his name, being aligned with the ACLU!!!!


16 posted on 01/15/2008 7:00:35 PM PST by gidget7 ( Vote for the Arsenal of Democracy, because America RUNS on Duncan!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GovernmentShrinker

Amicus brief is the life blood of the ACLU. In their case, amicus brief is the first stage in their intimidation practices (usually enough).


17 posted on 01/15/2008 7:00:40 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus
the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy

Aside from the fact that it is called a public restroom and that the purpose of providing the room is not public sex (then it would be called a public sex room). Perhaps the ACLU who, I believe, has joined the Muslim groups in demanding foot washing facilities and prayer rooms, will sue the various airports, train stations, hotels, malls, for public buggering rooms.

18 posted on 01/15/2008 7:00:56 PM PST by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: phatus maximus

Wonder what would happen if one of the witnesses took the stand, then crouched down behind it and proceeded to either play with himself or take a dump, while yelling “Can’t a guy get any PRIVACY here?!”

OK, granted that would be pretty sick and I know what would happen, but it would strongly and quite graphically make a point.


19 posted on 01/15/2008 7:15:14 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A Balrog of Morgoth

They don’t oppose the GOP. They support perversion, where ever it appears.


20 posted on 01/15/2008 7:15:38 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-43 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson