Thursday, January 17, 2008

ACLU Defends Senator Larry Craig

ACLU Thinks Sex In Private Stalls Is Private
Read 12 Page Brief

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the constitutionality of charges brought against Republican Sen. Larry Craig for soliciting sex in the men’s bathroom of a Minneapolis airport.

The ACLU filed a 12-page brief with the Minnesota Court of Appeals that states: “The law the state has applied to this defendant makes it a crime to use offensive language, and since the use of offensive language alone cannot be made a crime, the law is unconstitutionally overbroad on its face.”

The ACLU also takes issue with the “secret sting” police conducted that ensnared Craig. Instead, the legal group recommends authorities use posted signs to deter people from having sex in public.
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