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Naked City
Deal brings an end to Sixth Street excessive-force case from 2002
"...The federal civil rights lawsuit based on a complaint of excessive force..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Blame Abounds in King Shooting
The police shooting of a mentally ill East Austin woman has officers defending their actions and critics raising eyebrows.
"...Housing Authority of the City of Austin's Rosewood Avenue project, where she lived, often complained to the Austin Police..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Capital Metro Responds
"...issue is about what the drivers think are their rights. It is not an issue of safety, as Gavin..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...staff members could not even sit to have a civil discussion. In fact, communication between the departments has so..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature

ARIC: Black Marchers With Guns?
How the Huey P. Newton Gun Club got caught up in Austin Regional Intelligence Center's snitching program
"...Texas Civil Rights Project attorney Peter Steffensen believes the marchers..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by John Anderson

ATX's Inaugural Addresses
Local artists, comics speak out about Trump taking office
"...The Ghostlight Project Austin Thu., Jan. 19, 5:30pm, ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport;..."

Jan. 18, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

APD Shooting: What went down
Officer shoots and kills 25-year-old after scuffle early Sunday in East Austin, Department of Justice to investigate APD's use-of-force tactics
"...just two days after city officials announced that the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice would..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Not So Smart
Jury rules in favor of officer, but APD policy still stings
"...local environmental work. They claimed violations of their constitutional rights – their First Amendment right to report the news,..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Column by Lee Nichols

APD Sued Over 2003 Search
Southeast Austin family charges it was target of illegal police raid
"...The Texas Civil Rights Project on July 21 filed a federal..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
A local coalition urges the city to take a stand against the PATRIOT Act.
"...made his comment just minutes after Austin Bill of Rights Defense Committee coordinator Mac McKaskle had read the Bill..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Lege Lines: Do It for the Kids
House Dems lay out school finance plan
"...And It's a Big One: The Texas House Democratic Caucus laid out an ambitious proposal to..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Election Ticker: The Final Countdown
Vote-pocalypse now!
"...of, "The machine changed my vote!" In the 78 Texas counties (including Travis and Hays) that use the eSlate..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Judge Blocks Immigration Reforms
Obama's planned expansion of DACA and DAPA on hold
"...Texas and 25 other states filed the suit in December..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

The End of S-Comm?
Will Obama's executive action end ICE holds?
"...the president's action remained a partial step. Workers Defense Project Exec­u­tive Dir­ec­tor Cristina Tzintzún posted a statement, saying in..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Labor Group Seeks to Depose White Lodging
Downtown Marriott developer accused of breaking incentive agreement
"...The ongoing scrum between the Workers Defense Project and White Lodging – the firm behind the soon-to-be..."

May 10, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Did City Stifle Free Speech?
Judge to rule soon on city's trespass citations during Occupy protest
"...government. According to lawyers representing the men, including the Texas Civil Rights Project's Jim Harrington, the policy was developed..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Judge 'Killer' Keller to Face Trial
Bad karma over refusal to hear appeal of death row inmate
"...failure" to follow the court's execution-day procedures, violating the Texas Consti­tu­tion and the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct. Her..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...Second's library as well. But, so do several other Texas institutions, so UT will have to put together a..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Act (signed into law on July 26, 1990), the Texas Civil Rights Project and ADAPT of Texas have filed..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Beaten by Wackenhut
A former Travis County inmate alleges that Wackenhut Corporation bears responsibility for his prison beating.
"...he was kept in isolation and illegally transferred from Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison unit to prison unit..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Bastrop ISD explains Confederate flag incident, Texas Civil Rights Project files suit against Taco Cabana, Young Conservatives of Texas oppose hate crimes legislation.
"...counselor preparing material for the Building Good Citizens for Texas curriculum, and that the use of the Confederate flag..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Mattox is Back
Former AG Rises From the Ashes
"...held next week was the release of the latest Texas Poll results. According to the poll conducted for Scripps..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature by Audrey Duff

No Birth Certificates, for Now
An injunction would have helped immigrant parents use their preferred forms of photo identification
"...District Judge Robert Pitman denied an injunction, filed by Texas Civil Rights Project attorneys representing immigrant families, that would've..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

At S-Comm Forum, Both Sides Dig In
Sheriff claims his hands are tied
"...Sheriff Greg Hamilton, TC Major Darren Long, ACLU of Texas’ Satinder Singh, Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition Executive Director Alejandro..."

Oct. 20, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

'Suicide by Cop' or Preventable Tragedy?
Family and friends tried to get Herbert "Denny" Babelay the help he needed before he died
"...about the lack of effective mental health services in Texas, but also about how officers decide what weapon to..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lawsuits Filed Against City, Cap 10K for ADA Violations
Parking spaces and annual race inaccessible to people in wheelchairs
"...into law of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Texas Civil Rights Project filed 33 lawsuits across the state,..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

'Secure Communities' Program Drives Fear
Local civil rights groups call for end to federal program
"...A coalition of Travis County civil rights groups are calling on the federal government to..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rolling Rebellion at Capital Metro
Budget cuts threaten transit services for the disabled
", briefly, until a successful lawsuit brought by the Texas Civil Rights Project forced the agency to reinstate them...."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Justin Ward

Court of Criminal Appeals to Accept E-Filing in Death Penalty Cases
Move comes after petition filed in response to judge's decision to close courthouse door before executed inmate's attorneys could file last-minute appeal
"...In a surprisingly swift decision, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals published on Nov. 6 a..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Violates free speech, judge says
"...parking area," Curran's lawyers – among them, attorneys from Texas Rural Legal Aid and the Texas Civil Rights Project..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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