After Riley’s, Doyal’s criminal indictments reinstated, pro-government spending, anti-citizen lobbying groups come to their aid in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to fight against government openness

After Riley’s, Doyal’s criminal indictments reinstated, pro-government spending, anti-citizen lobbying groups come to their aid in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to fight against government openness

Image: Criminally-indicted co-defendants Craig Doyal (lame duck Montgomery County Judge) and Charlie Riley (Precinct 2 County Commissioner) enjoy some refreshments at a bank together in late April, 2018. Austin, May 12 – The ultra-liberal, pro-government spending, and anti-citizen lobbying groups, the Texas Municipal League and Texas Association of Counties, celebrating their work with liberal House […]

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. […]

THE BIGGEST BREAKING NEWS OF ALL! Criminal indictees Doyal, Riley, Davenport must face a jury, as Court of Appeals reinstates TOMA criminal cases against them!!!!!!!

THE BIGGEST BREAKING NEWS OF ALL!!!!!!! Beaumont, January 7 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of the criminal indictments of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport (who has claimed to be a County official on several occasions, largely thanks to the […]

Court of Appeals begins deliberation of criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, and political boss Davenport

Beaumont, January 25 – On the heels of the recent indictments of several members of the Pasadena (Texas) Economic Development Board for alleged violations of the same section of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA), the 9th Court of Appeals based in Beaumont began its deliberations yesterday in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge […]

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS! Court of Appeals to consider Doyal, Riley, Davenport criminal case on accelerated basis, denies oral argument

Beaumont, January 4 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals decided that it could no longer countenance delays by criminal defendants Craig Doyal, Montgomery County Judge, Charlie Riley, Precinct Two Montgomery County Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, local political boss and consultant. The Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on its own motion that it would handle the […]

Court of Appeals to hear all oral arguments in criminal cases against Doyal, Riley, Davenport on January 25

Beaumont, November 4 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals agreed on Thursday to hear together all of the oral arguments in the criminal cases under the Texas Open Meetings Act against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport. The oral arguments will occur on January […]

Beaumont Court of Appeals takes the ethical approach all the way around in Texas Open Meetings Act case

Beaumont, November 1 – The four-person Beaumont Court of Appeals has taken the ethical approach all the way around in the Texas Open Meetings Act criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport. Justice Charles Kreger recused himself from participating in the case. […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution submits final briefs to Court of Appeals in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, October 25 – After a blockbuster “friend of the court” Brief from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the Beaumont Court of Appeals to permit the criminal indictments of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport to proceed to trial, the Special Prosecutors – […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton sides against Montgomery County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley in Texas Open Meetings Act criminal case

Conroe, October 18 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a sweeping Brief on the side of the special prosecutors seeking criminal convictions of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport. On October 13, Paxton filed an Amicus Curiae, “Friend of the Court,” Brief […]

Craig Doyal’s free speech hypocrisy makes citizens suffer

Conroe, October 14 – While Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal believes he has a “first amendment right” to discuss County government business in secret, he has actively begun to prohibit County citizens from expressing their “First Amendment right of free political speech” in the open at appropriate times during meetings of the Montgomery County Commissioners […]