Politics Craig’s Legal Options
posted by August 30 at 10:35 AMon
I was asking a lawyer friend about this the other night: Can Idaho Sen. Larry Craig actually take back his guilty plea in his restroom cruising case? If not, then why was Craig talking about having retained counsel to look into this? What’s to look into if he’s already pleaded guilty?
For starters: Under Minnesota law Craig could certainly try to take back his guilty plea, but it’s not certain a judge would allow it, and anyway the consequence of taking back the plea could very well be a public trial.