Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: The Notice of Appeal, which Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, filed to appeal on behalf of the State of Texas the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport. Conroe, April 21 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey filed the State of Texas’ Notice […]

What does it all mean? Answer: THE KING AND PRINCE OF GOVERNMENT DARKNESS (DOYAL AND RILEY) HAVE WON!

What does it all mean? Answer: THE KING AND PRINCE OF GOVERNMENT DARKNESS (DOYAL AND RILEY) HAVE WON!

Image: The Prince (Charlie Riley) and King (Craig Doyal) of Government Darkness hugging at the Prince’s February 18, 2016, fundraiser. Conroe, April 5 – Since Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp struck down Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) Section 143 as unconstitutional and dismissed the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County […]

The TOMA Trial: Prosecution expert White, lawyers spar over constitutional matters

Conroe, April 3 – In the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) constitutionality challenge by criminal defendants Craig Doyal (County Judge), Charlie Riley (Precinct 2 County Commissioner), and Marc Davenport (private consultant), the late morning sparring between attorneys and expert witness Joel R. White, a First Amendment and media attorney testifying for the State, was largely […]

The problem is with Craig and Charlie, not the Open Meetings Act

The problem is with Craig and Charlie, not the Open Meetings Act

Image: Criminal defendants Craig Doyal (County Judge) and Charlie Riley (Precinct 2 County Commissioner) have attempted to argue that they’re so afraid of Section 143 of the Texas Open Meetings Act that they won’t even socialize together or communicate for fear of criminal prosecution. Here’s Charlie’s February 18, 2016, fundraiser where a quorum of the […]

Creighton clarifies his precise goal for Jones Forest, provides update on 85th Texas Legislature

The Woodlands, April 3 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) told The Golden Hammer Sunday afternoon, “My goal for the upcoming committee hearing on Senate Bill 1964 would be to restrict the entire forest to its current use, which is undeveloped, until the Texas A&M System talks about its preferences and has a conversation with […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Where things stand

Conroe, April 2 – The criminal pretrial hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) under which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport were indicted in June, 2016, took three days of the past week. The attorneys have told Visiting District Judge […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Special Prosecutors announce first witness on Monday to be former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia

Conroe, March 31 – After the criminal defense team representing County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport rested at 1:11 p.m. this afternoon, Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey announced that the State of Texas would present former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia as its first witness on Monday morning […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Defendants’ expert, attorney Zech begs Judge Clapp for clarity

Conroe, March 31 – On April Fools’ Eve, March 31, 2017, the fireworks came early to the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial, the Trial of the 21st Century, involving criminal defendants Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commisioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport. San Antonio government affairs attorney Charles Zech […]

MESSAGE TO RUSTY HARDIN: “The things they do every day in government” in Montgomery County are not normal…; Noack comments about trial

Conroe, March 31 – Renowned criminal defense attorney Rusty Hardin of Houston, who is representing criminal defendant Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal in the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial in the 221st District Court in Conroe pending before Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp, concluded the day’s testimony on Thursday afternoon with an interesting question […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Attorney Riggs declares TOMA “unconstitutional”

Conroe, March 30 – Testifying before Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp, Attorney Jennifer Riggs had no trouble explaining, under the provisions of Section 143, what public officials can and can’t do on Facebook, blogs, and other social media. Clearly, there is no prohibition of the content of free speech but only time, place, and manner […]

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