WTW: The ACLU Supports A Republican?


Morning, y’all, Jebediah Murphy here with a bit of that olde truthiness stuff. Who could have seen this coming?

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

Craig, of Idaho, is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to let him withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct stemming from a bathroom sex sting at the Minneapolis airport.

The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig. It cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms “have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

That means the state cannot prove Craig was inviting an undercover officer to have sex in public, the ACLU wrote.

Well, I reckon tapping someones foot and stuff in a bathroom stall while possibly looking for sex in said bathroom is certainly better then blow jobs and a cigar up the, well, you know, in the Oval Office while discussing an air strike. Funny how the liberal feminists have no problem with Hillary being A-OK with that. But, I digress

The ACLU argued that even if Craig was inviting the officer to have sex, his actions wouldn’t be illegal.

“The government cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Senator Craig was inviting the undercover officer to engage in anything other than sexual intimacy that would not have called attention to itself in a closed stall in the public restroom,” the ACLU wrote in its brief.

Good point. On the flip side, he did plead guilty. Now, I reckon I am not a lawyer, but in court cases, the accused is usually allowed to recant their guilty plea. Why should Leisure Suit Larry not be afforded that same ability?

Just mind blowing, like a good batch of grog, that the ACLU would actually help. If only they would have jumped in to help the Duke Lacrosse Players.

Others covering the story: Stop The ACLU, Hot Air, AmeriPundit, Ace Of Spades, Macker’s World

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12 Responses to “WTW: The ACLU Supports A Republican?”

  1. Silke says:

    Teach said: If only they would have jumped in to help the Duke Lacrosse Players.

    I agree the District Attorney was criminally negligent in this case but what Constitutional rights were violated?

  2. Teach did not say, Jebediah did, but, the answer would be 4, 5, 6, and 8. No time to give a deep discourse in it, but, if you check them out, I think you will agree.

  3. David says:

    *sigh* The Anti-Civilization Lawyers Union at it again… So what if they’re supporting a RINO? One set of frauds supporting another isn’t all that new; you see it all the time with the Mass Media Podpeople’s Army and whatever cause du jour the Hivemind wants to stress; and what of politicians *spit* and their genteel references to “esteemed colleagues” and… (though viciously opposed on the field of political battle) almost complete unaminity in opposition to the People?

    Nah. The ACLU and Larry-the-deviant-RINO Craig are not strange bedfellows at all (as your article subtly points out: sexual deviancy and the ACLU are long and fast friends), any more than the other various supposed strange bedfellows in our society often are… not.

    That said, the ACLU’s argument is laughable on its face: “…sexual intimacy that would not have called attention to itself in a closed stall in the public restroom.”

    Key word: “public.” Anyone imagine NOT being aware of sexual relations taking place in a “closed stall” one door over, what with four sets of feet, grunting and moaning and all the other acoutrements of getting it off? Pull the other one, doofuses. Heck, you don’t even have any real privacy when just taking a dump. (Splash, splash, gas, gas, “courtesy flush,” splash, splash… ) An “expectation of privacy” in a public facility is only present in folks who are idiots, loons or ACLU.

    Now, if Craig had been busted in a hotel room, the ACLU would have had an argument.

  4. Silke says:

    Teach, until the District Attorney’s negligence had been discovered and the charges dropped there was no reason to believe any of those rights had been violated. That all became clear after the fact. But I guess if you want to turn this into a “blame-the-ACLU” post, instead of the District Attorney, you can. It’s your blog.

  5. I reckon that the ACLU has something anti-GOP up their sleeve with this one, David.

    Silke, again, I am Jebediah, not Teach. However, with all the news reports and such going on well before the charges were dropped, it all pointed to massive civil rights violations. The ACLU doesn’t seem to mind jumping in feet first in saying that there are civil rights abuses at G’itmo before having any final proof, despite the inmates not being American citizens. Why couldn’t they afford the Duke players the same? Especially since there was proof of civil rights violations.

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