Washington Post: Senator Craig’s arrest was illegitimate

A fair number of people scoffed at my article defending Larry Craig and alleging that the Officer who arrested him used blackmail, rather than policework, to elicit money and a plea.

Yesterday, the Washington Post wrote an editorial basically agreeing with that position. Craig is unlikely to win his appeal just on general legal principle, but you don’t have to be someone’s political ally to oppose shady police procedures.

Update: Now the ACLU is coming to Craig’s defense.

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