This week the ACLU decided to stick their oar in regarding the vexed question of whether Larry Craig should have been prosecuted for soliciting gay sex in a restroom stall in Minneapolis Airport. Their logic was interesting. There is apparently case law in Minnesota to say that one has an expectation of privacy when in a bathroom stall, even if the stall is in a public place. Therefore, the ACLU argue, it is entirely legal to have gay sex in the stall of a public toilet in Minnesota, since you’re doing it in private.
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) on Larry Craig: You don’t toss off, er, over, a friend of that duration … There’s been a lot of favorable talk about Larry in the cloakroom.” About how everyone in the Senate thinks he’s a fine upstanding member, no doubt. Quoted in the Washington Post.