Speaker Mike Hubbard

Court Rejects Mike Hubbard’s Appeal

An appellate court has rejected indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s appeal of pretrial decisions in his ethics case. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday issued a one-page order denying the request to review the appeal. In a heavily redacted court filing, defense lawyer Bill Baxley said the special grand jury’s term had expired two months before the indictment…

Speaker Hubbard hearing this morning in Opelika

Ruling could come on misconduct allegation

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – A prosecutor’s conversations with a political operative are taking center stage in House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics case. A hearing is being held Thursday on Hubbard’s request to dismiss the case because of what he called “gross misconduct” by prosecutors. Baron Coleman testified that he had many conversations with prosecutor Matt Hart. Coleman said he recorded…