Texas Court of Criminal appeals refuses to lift gag order in biker case

In a court order issued by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last Wednesday, September 23, the judge refused to lift a gag order in the case of one of the 177 bikers arrested in connection with the shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, in spite of defense lawyers’ arguments that the gag order was improper.

The ruling said: “In this procedural position, we decline to act; based on the complaint raised by the real party in interest (the defense), the trial court is the proper venue for review of alleged violations of its gag order”.

The gag order, which was issued by State District Judge Matt Johnson in late June, prohibits parties from speaking in public about the case of Hewitt businessman Matthew Clendennen.

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