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Craig: End of the road?

READING Idaho Senator Larry Craig, who a year ago last summer said he would resign promptly but instead has stayed, at this point, nearly through his term, has lost again in court. The case, of course, concerns that arrest in the Minneapolis airport men’s room in August 2007. From the local level he has appealed to the state Court of Appeals, but today that court has rejected his arguments.

Craig (in a news release): “I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing criminal or improper occurred at the Minneapolis airport. I maintain my innocence, and currently my attorneys and I are reviewing the decision and looking into the possibility of appealing. I would like to thank all of those who have continued to support me and my family throughout this difficult time.”

He could appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court. But at this point, with his Senate tenure nearly done, and the main effect of appeal being to keep the case alive in the public mind, would there be any point? Guess here is that this decision today puts an end to the case.

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