Diaz, Jr. Trial Set

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The trial for Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz, Jr. is set to begin August 16.

A federal judge began hearing pre-trial motions on Friday. Diaz is accused of providing favorable rulings to Paul Minor in return for monetary gifts from gulf coast lawyer Paul Minor.

Diaz's attorney is arguing the case be thrown out because Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz, Jr. removed himself from cases involving minor.

The Judge will have rulings on that motion and several others next week.