Hubbard Tries to Subpoena Press (Me)

January 27, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— During Tuesday’s hearing, Hubbard’s criminal lawyer, Lance Bell, tried to turn the proceedings into an evidentiary hearing on prosecutorial misconduct, contrary to Judge Walker’s orders. Hubbard is seeking testimony from radio news gatherer and commentator, Baron Coleman, and this reporter, alleging we received Grand Jury information leaked by prosecutor Matt Hart.

Bell wants to depose Hart on the matter, arguing, because alreporter.com published a statement from Hart 13 minutes before al.com’s Mike Cason, it somehow proves a nefarious transaction between the Alabama Political Reporter and the prosecution. He also wants Judge Walker to believe that Hart leaked Grand Jury information because he inadvertently sent the motion, in which Hubbard’s attorney, J. Mark White, and his firm, asked to withdraw from the case.
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Hubbard’s Requested Continuance: Breakdown

January 18, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, on Friday, January 15, asked the court to continue his felony public corruption case until the fall, which would add as much as six months to a case that has already dragged on for over a year.

(See motion here.)

In the motion filed by Hubbard’s attorneys, Lance Bell, Blake Oliver and Phillip Adams of Adams White Oliver Short & Forbus, the defense argues they cannot be ready for the March 28, despite the fact that as of September 2016, these lawyers will have served as Hubbard’s attorneys of record for the last three years.
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