A spokesman for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to hear a request for a quick resolution to DeLay's case.
DeLay's attorney has asked the court to either dismiss the charges or order a lower court to try him immediately.
An e-mail from the spokesman says the court has given both sides
a week to submit arguments.
DeLay was indicted on money-laundering and conspiracy charges in
September, stemming from an alleged campaign finance scheme. The
case is on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge's dismissal of part of the case. DeLay has been pressing for the court to address the charges quickly because wants to regain his post before new leadership elections are called next month.