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ACLU: Invitations for sex are free speech

The American Civil Liberties Union was granted permission today by the Minnesota Court of Appeals to file a “friend of the court” brief in Idaho Sen. Larry Craig’s appeal there, just as it did in Craig’s failed attempt at the District Court level to withdraw his guilty plea in a restroom sex-solicitation sting. The ACLU, which contends the airport men’s room sting operation that ensnared the Idaho senator and 40 others was unconstitutional, wrote to the Court of Appeals, “The free expression concerns that this case presents are of significant interest not only to Appellant but also to every individual who risks arrest, charge, and/or prosecution for inviting another individual to have sex.” Read my full story here at

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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