By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
AUBURN, Ala. — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard and his team of attorneys have filed their opening brief with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, taking the first major step in the appeals process as his defense team works to overturn his 12 felony ethics convictions.
Hubbard’s defense attorneys argue in the new brief that prosecutors from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office used an overly broad interpretation of state ethics laws to get Hubbard convicted by the jury. They say he should be acquitted of the charges.