Craig Won't Appeal to Minn. High Court in Sex Sting

Lawyers say state's top court would likely pass on reviewing former senator's case
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 1:00 PM CST
Attorneys representing Idaho Sen. Larry Craig.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The deadline for appealing his case to the Minnesota Supreme Court passes today, and Larry Craig will not seek a review, Fox affiliate KMSP-TV reports. The former Idaho senator was arrested last year in a Minneapolis airport sex sting, and sought to void his conviction. An appeals court ruled against him, and Craig’s lawyers said the Supreme Court would likely pass, the AP adds.

“We’ve concluded that the Supreme Court would not accept this for review,” a attorney for Craig said. “It would be a futile exercise.”