Sen. Larry Craig Moves to Appeals Court
Today, Sen. Larry Craig asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to take another look at his case concerning an airport sex-sting.
Craig wants the court to overrule a decision made by Hennepin County District Judge Charles Porter who refused Craig's request to withdraw his guilty plea from the case.
Judge Porter made his decision on grounds that the senator plead guilty voluntarily and with full knowledge of the consequences.
According to the Star Tribune, the Court of Appeals may take a while before coming to a final decision because preparing legal briefs is a long process usually lasting more than 100 days.
Even with the preparation, Craig's outlook is bleak, according to Steve Simon, a legal defense expert at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Star Tribune quotes Simon saying Craig's chances for appeal are even less likely than they were in winning over Porter in the county court.
The full article can be read here: http://www.startribune.com/crime/story/1485927.html