OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama attorney general's office is asking a judge not to put state Rep. Barry Moore's criminal case on hold.
The attorney general's office filed papers Tuesday saying a stay in the case is premature. It also says the issues that Moore wants to raise with a state appeals court can be taken up after trial.
Moore has asked Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker III to stay the proceedings while Moore seeks a review of his case by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
Moore wants the appeals court to review the indictment against him and the handling of the investigation by retired St. Clair County District Attorney Van Davis.
Moore is a Republican from Enterprise. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of perjury and giving false statements.
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