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 […]

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 […]

Commissioners Court Ratings for March 14, 2017: Getting Things Done Before the Trial of the 21st Century (Texas Open Meetings Act) Trial; Clark Earns A+ Rating for Meeting!!!

Commissioners Court Ratings for March 14, 2017: Getting Things Done Before the Trial of the 21st Century (Texas Open Meetings Act) Trial; Clark Earns A+ Rating for Meeting!!!

Image: Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 5 Constable’s Receptionist Deanne Riley, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and Carol Gooch, December 2, 2015. Conroe, March 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., which had the feel that the Commissioners Court members were trying […]