Sen. Craig to bring case to appeals court
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was arrested in June after undercover police caught him doing what they say was gesturing for sex in a bathroom in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. He will now argue the constitutionality of the sting operation that led to his arrest by appearing before an appeals court.
Craig hopes to prove that Minnesota's disorderly conduct law, which was used to arrest him, is unconstitutional. Craig has even gone as far as to say he is the victim of a "witch hunt," and is arguing that his foot-tapping and hand gesture under a stall divider is protected under the First Amendment.
Craig had previously pleaded guilty and said he would resign, but now he is challenging his arrest and has said he will finish his term, which lasts until January 2009.