Andrew Hood reports from Velo News:
Hearings are set to begin January 28 in a Madrid courtroom and are scheduled through March 22...
...The presiding judge, however, will only consider issues relating to existing Spanish law at the time of the May 2006 police raids of offices and apartments in Madrid, Zaragoza and El Escorial.
That means the question of doping will not be directly addressed by the hearings because a law passed by Spanish authorities in the wake of the Puerto scandal that criminalized doping in sport was not yet on the books.
Instead, judge Julia Patricia Santamaría will only deliberate charges of “endangering public health.”
...While evidence initially pointed to a doping conspiracy thought to include athletes across several sports, including tennis, athletics and soccer, the judge formerly handling the case centered the investigation only on cycling.