Federal prosecutors are continuing to fight back against a series of defense maneuvers in the case of disgraced former judge Richard Baumgartner.
Earlier this year, prosecutors charged Baumgartner with seven counts of misprision of a felony.
The list of reasons included what defense attorney's called "a violation of Baumgartner's first amendment rights."
Baumgartner's attorney asked for pre-trial evidence hearings, which federal prosecutors argued are unnecessary in documents filed Friday.
They say Baumgartner has not given a compelling reason why prosecutors should have to disclose some evidence early.
A pre-trial motions hearing is scheduled for August 27th.
Baumgartner's trial is set for October 23rd.
Baumgartner stepped down and pleaded guilty in state court to official misconduct last year. He received judicial diversion.
We later learned about his extensive drug abuse.