Montgomery County District Attorney Ligon, County Attorney Griffin, Hyder urge Texas House to revive Texas Open Meetings Act in Austin committee hearing

Austin, April 3 – State Representative Steve Toth presented House Bill 2965, a bill to amend Section 143 of the Texas Open Meetings Act to the Texas House of Representatives Committee on State Affairs on Monday, April, 2019. The purpose of Toth’s bill, as he explained was to meet the objections of the Texas Court […]

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals strikes down bribery provision in Penal Code as unconstitutional prohibition of free speech

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals strikes down bribery provision in Penal Code as unconstitutional prohibition of free speech

Image: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Michelle Slaughter, a strong free speech advocate, wrote the opinion for a unanimous Court which struck down Texas’ bribery prohibition as an unconstitutional restraint on free speech. Austin, April 1 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals struck down Section 36.02 of the Texas Penal Code which makes […]

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agrees to hear Doyal’s criminal case ominously without oral argument

Austin, June 7 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted the petition for discretionary review in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for alleged conspiracy to violate the Texas Open Meetings Act yesterday. The Court of Criminal Appeals has not yet granted the petitions in the criminal cases against Precinct 2 […]

Criminally indicted co-defendants Riley, Davenport file petitions in Court of Criminal Appeals

Austin, April 14 – Criminally indicted co-defendants Charlie Riley and Marc Davenport, the Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner and local political boss, respectively, whose criminal indictments the Ninth Court of Appeals reinstated on February 7, 2018, filed their petitions for discretionary review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin on Monday, April 9, 2018. […]

Co-Defendants Riley, Davenport briefs due April 9 in their criminal case in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Austin and Conroe, April 8 – Co-Defendants Charlie Riley and Marc Davenport, the Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner and local political boss, respectively, whose criminal indictments the Ninth Court of Appeals reinstated on February 7, 2018, must file their petitions for discretionary review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin by Monday, April […]