Boyland Trial Set for Next Year
Assemblyman William Boyland won't go to court to face federal bribery charges until July 15, 2013.
Boyland was able to survive his primary despite his legal trouble due to a large field of challengers. Now it is likely Boyland will serve in the Assembly for another session before he goes to trial for his alleged misdeeds.
As Colin Campbell points out over at Politicker, the timing of Boyland's trial and his possible conviction is significant when it comes to possibly replacing him: It could mean the difference between a closed special election where party insiders pick his replacement or an open primary headed into a general election.