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TaskForce Documents |
On July 18, 2003, Texas A&M President Robert Gates appointed a task force to
recommend a response to the Supreme Court's rulings in Grutter and Gratz. On Aug. 29, the task force
returned a strong recommendation in favor of affirmative action. Here are some documents from that
task force, obtained through the Texas Open Records Act.
The final report can be located
at the Open Records link on the main modules menu to your left. See COLLECTION B.
| ||· Affirmative Action After Grutter |
A Power Point Presentation Prepared by the General Counsel of
the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Reviews the basic principles of Constitutional review
established by Bakke and Grutter.
Faxes from Brenda Denson-Prince concerning her election challenge in Kaufman County,
| ||· Brownson Dissertation |
2002 Dissertation by Amanda Bright Brownson anticipates major findings in
the 2004 Texas school funding trial.
2004 Report to Faculty Senate |
A slide show about admissions at Texas A&M.
| ||· Flyer Archive |
For civil rights activities.
Recommendations May 18, 2004 |
From Faculty and Staff Committed to an Inclusive Campus, presented to a
panel of university administrators.
| ||· HAVA Texas |
Some docs pertaining to the Help America Vote Act in Texas.
|· Houston Election Contest |
Documents from the 2004-2005 legislative election contest for Houst District 149; Talmadge Heflin vs. Hubert Vo.
| ||· MALDEF Ignored |
Read the motions for direct appeal to the Supreme Court filed by attorneys for the State and by property-rich districts.
|· PODER Complaint to DOJ over APD |
Activists from East Austin file Civil Rights Complaint with USA Dept.
of Justice seeking investigation of Austin Police over a pattern of
excessive force against Hispanic and African American peoples.
| ||· Rocha Killing (Austin 2005) |
Documents in response to the police killing of Daniel Rocha
| ||· Texas
Survey Results (Feb. 2, 2004) |
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board collects admission policy
reports from Texas colleges and universities. We got the results via email from the Office of General
Counsel on Feb. 2, 2004.
||TX Death Penalty Abolition
||Migrant Mass Graves, Holtville, CA
|Sunday, June 20|
|·|| Fighting with the Brown Pelicans to Survive |
|Friday, June 18|
|·|| New Orleans Gulf Emergency Summit, June 19 |
|Wednesday, June 16|
|·|| Archiving the Gulf Death Watch: The Early Weeks |
|Wednesday, June 02|
|·|| Oil Enzyme Research Ignored by BP-led Authorities in Gulf of Mexico |
|Tuesday, June 01|
|·|| ICE Discloses Sexual Abuse at Hutto Immigrant Prison |
|·|| Dunkirk at the Gulf Coast: Reader Response |
|Monday, May 31|
|·|| Skimmers and Booms: Keywords for Victory on the Gulf Coast |
|Sunday, May 30|
|·|| Memorial Day 2010: Who Will Defend the Gulf Coast? |
|Friday, May 28|
|·|| Grief and the Power of Media in the Gulf Coast |
|Sunday, May 23|
|·|| Irma Muniz Reports Profound Visit with Ramsey at Beaumont Prison |
|Thursday, April 29|
|·|| 'No one is thinking about the children' - A Mormon Republican Appeal |
|·|| Mormons for Racial Profiling? |
|Tuesday, April 13|
|·|| Rio Grande Activists Call for Moratorium on Clayton Williams, Jr. Water Plan |
|Tuesday, April 06|
|·|| Ongoing Opposition to Homeland Security’s Border Wall in the Rio Grande Valley |
|Monday, March 29|
|·|| Two Stepping on Tiny Tim |
|·|| Protest Against Raymondville Tent City Targets Georgetown Office |
|Wednesday, March 24|
|·|| Archive: Thinking about the Texas State Board of Ed |
|Monday, March 22|
|·|| Viewing Health Care Reform through Charley's Pride |
|Sunday, March 21|
|·|| Former Port Isabel Detainee, Rama Carty on Trial: Some Reflections |
|Friday, March 19|
|·|| Univ. of Texas and Austin Urban Communities Gerrymandered off Board of Ed |
|Thursday, March 18|
|·|| Facing 'Fracking' Questions, White Calls for 'Common Ground' Leadership |
|·|| Replacing Jefferson with Calvin, Aquinas, and Blackstone? |
|·|| Archiving the Texas School Debate |
|Monday, March 15|
|·|| In the News: Harlingen Municipal Jail Lacks Clear Oversight |
|Thursday, March 11|
|·|| Murder Suicide and the English Language |
|Saturday, March 06|
|·|| Victor Carrillo's Letter to Supporters: ''I Refuse to Walk Away in Shame'' |
|Saturday, February 20|
|·|| Link to Rodney Reed Opinion |
|·|| Ibrahim Family Fights Deportation |
|·|| Archive: Suleiman Twins, Bring them Home |
|Wednesday, February 10|
|·|| Undisclosed Company Wants to Build Women-Children Detention at Las Cruces |