The Alabama attorney general's office is asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges against former state Sen. Lowell Barron and an aide.
Prosecutors filed the request late Monday in DeKalb County. A judge hadn't ruled Tuesday morning.
The state cites a series of court rulings against the prosecution in asking the judge to throw out charges against Barron and former aide Jill Johnson.
Grand jurors indicted Barron and Johnson last year on campaign finance and ethics charges accusing them of misusing campaign funds to help Johnson pay off a home loan from Barron.