MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court will review former House Speaker Mike Hubbard's ethics conviction.

Defense attorney Bill Baxley said Monday that the Supreme Court granted review on one matter that he considered the "catch-all issue" in the case. Baxley said that was whether the law is clear and if Hubbard's behavior constituted a violation.

Hubbard was one of the state's most influential Republicans, but his political career ended with his 2016 conviction on ethics charges.

The allegations included that he improperly asked lobbyists and company executives for work and investments in his printing business.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals court last year affirmed 11 of the 12 counts against Hubbard.

A judge sentenced Hubbard to four years in prison, but he is free on bond as he appeals.

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