MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Earlier this morning, Judge Jacob Walker III set House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s (Auburn) trial date for the week of Oct. 19, 2015.
The trial was previously scheduled to begin in March, which some attorneys believed was too ambitious of a date to meet. It should be pointed out the Alabama legislative session begins March 3, 2015.
The defense, led by Mark White, asked the State to produce a series of records that has not yet been met due to problems with the State’s production equipment. Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart in turn pointed out that the defense did not indicate a preferred format to the State until January 21, 2015. The prosecution said the State will produce the necessary documents in the requested format. Those are now set to be received by February 17, 2015, with the defense’s response due February 27, 2015.