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Airport bathroom case may finally be over; Craig won’t appeal

The Associated Press  is reporting that former Idaho Sen.

The Associated Press  is reporting that former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig won’t appeal his airport bathroom arrest to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The report says Minneapolis attorney Tom Kelly concluded that the state Supreme Court would not accept a petition for further review of the case, so it would be a futile exercise. He says that means the legal wrangling in the case is over.

Recently, officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said that the bathroom in question is starting to be less of a tourist attraction than it was in the days after the 2007 arrest by an undercover police officer who was conducting a sting operation against men cruising for gay sex.

Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a fine, but changed his mind after word of his arrest became public. He insisted he was innocent and that he was not gay. He did not seek re-election.