Tracknum: 26463.38b4944b.1f43e170
Pubdate: Wed, 23 Feb 2000
Source: Auburn Journal (CA)
Copyright: 2000 The Auburn Journal
Contact:  1030 High St., Auburn, CA 95603
Author: Jessica R. Towhey, Journal Staff Writer
Cited: Steve and Michele Kubby:
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The medical marijuana trial of Steven and Michele Kubby hit another snag 
Tuesday when one of the Kubbys' attorneys ran into a scheduling conflict 
with a Sacramento County court.

Joseph Farina, who represents Michele Kubby, had a court-appointed case in 
Sacramento and was unable to appear in Auburn until the afternoon. Farina 
said the case could last through the week if his client decides not to plea 

Judge James L. Roeder, though, was able to set a tentative timeframe for 
the Kubby trial once Farina appeared. Jury selection should begin next 
Tuesday and opening arguments are tentatively set for March 5.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Cattran estimated it would take most of 
the month of March to present the prosecution's case while the defense 
estimated about half of that time to present their evidence.

Although the trial could last for roughly two months, Roeder said his court 
calendar looks clear.

"It looks like we're going to be able to rock and roll through mid-April," 
he said.

Farina, though, said he was concerned with the amount of discovery still 
being handed over from the District Attorney's Office. "It's like a 
waterfall that doesn't stop," he said.

Roeder instructed lawyers for both sides to come together on a 
questionnaire for potential jurors and be ready to present motions by 9 
a.m. Monday.