Trial of the 21st Century, TOMA Trial: Profile of Doyal’s defense attorney Rusty Hardin, flurry of activity prior to today’s pretrial conference

Conroe, March 22 – A flurry of activity from all three of the defendants’ attorneys has marked the period before today’s pretrial conference, which Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp of the 269th District Court of Wharton County will hold by telephone at 11:30 a.m in the Trial of the 21st Century, the Texas Open Meetings […]

BREAKING NEWS: Davenport Files Mandamus, Seeks Emergency Stay of TOMA Trial

Beaumont, March 21, 2017 Political consultant Marc Davenport filed an emergency Application for Writ of Mandamus and request for stay of the Texas Open Meetings Trial in which he is one of the defendants along with County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct Two County Commissioner Charlie Riley. The emergency request, which Davenport’s attorney Steve Jackson of […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Profile of Prosecutor Downey, Doyal files motion to dismiss claiming law is unclear and vague

Conroe, March 21 – The Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) criminal trial, the “Trial of the 21st Century,” of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport is set to begin on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe. Two sources who have requested […]

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Image: This amazing photograph shows one of the greatest cross-examinations in American legal history when Clarence Darrow (standing) cross-examined his opposing counsel, William Jennings Bryan, in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, in May, 1925 (arguably the “trial of the 20th century.”) Although the jury convicted Scopes of teaching evolution to public school students […]

Please don’t politicize criminal prosecutions…

Conroe, March 14 – Did you ever dream that you’d read a pro-Craig Doyal, pro-Charlie Riley, and pro-Marc Davenport piece in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County ‘s leading daily newspaper? Well, here it is…sort of. First, the caveats. This newspaper and its Publisher do not like the policies and the political behavior of Craig Doyal, the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Jim Clark turns “state’s evidence,” announces intent to run for re-election, to testify against Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, consultant Davenport

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Jim Clark turns “state’s evidence,” announces intent to run for re-election, to testify against Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, consultant Davenport

New Caney, March 13 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark announced that he has entered into an agreement with Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, of Houston, to cooperate with the prosecution during the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial of defendants County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc […]