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Overview

Agency History

George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel litigation files, 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000, bulk 1995-2000,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush General Counsel Litigation Files Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush General Counsel litigation files
Dates: 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: The Texas governor's general counsel provides legal advice and handles litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf. Records are litigation files maintained by the Texas Governor's Office of the General Counsel for cases completed during Governor George W. Bush's tenure. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, court filings (briefs, orders, motions, etc.), proposed and final settlement agreements, press releases, news clippings, attorney notes, affidavits, deposition transcripts, research materials, exhibits, reports, printed material, maps, analyses, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and computer disks, dating 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000, bulk 1995-2000. Subjects of litigation include the tobacco settlement and resulting attorney fees, redistricting, election and appointment of officials, termination of Criminal Justice Division personnel, cost allocation of federal funds, discrimination in education (equality of financing between black state universities and other state universities). A few smaller litigation files cover free speech, illegal immigration, and open records. The files also include amicus briefs filed by the Governor's Office and/or State of Texas in cases concerning school prayer, faith-based programs in prisons, abortion, appointments, and endangered species.
Quantity: 20.7 cubic ft., 2 videotapes, 6 audiocassette tapes, 153 maps
Location: The records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous public officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1999 there were 198 full time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Thirteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Administration, Appointments, Budget and Planning, Communications, General Counsel, Legislative, Policy, Scheduling, Criminal Justice Division, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Office of Film, Music, Television and Multimedia Industries, Women's Commission, and Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.

The General Counsel position within the Texas Office of the Governor was created in October 1973 when the Executive Director of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division appointed an individual as General Counsel, to assist him in providing statute interpretations and in other matters relating to policies and procedures. Today the Office of the General Counsel is a separate division in the Governor's Office. During the Bush Administration, Alberto Gonzales served as General Counsel, succeeded in 1998 by Margaret Wilson.

Duties of the General Counsel include providing statute interpretations; tracking inmates on death row as their cases move through the judicial process, including all appeals to the governor for commutations or stays of execution; handling pardon requests sent to the governor; reviewing proposed settlements, land patents, grant requests, contracts, easements, and deeds for the governor; analyzing proposed legislation and regulations for validity and legal effect; assisting appointments staff in determining eligibility and other legal issues related to proposed appointments; handling extradition and requisition matters; coordinating ethics guidelines and training for the governor's office; advising the governor on federal programs administered by the state; coordinating the governor's criminal justice policy with the governor's Policy Director; and providing legal advice and handling litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th and 10th eds., (1996 and 1999); the contents of the records; and versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)

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George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

George W. Bush served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000, resigning as governor in the middle of his second term to become president of the United States.

He challenged the incumbent governor, Democrat Ann Richards, running on promises to improve public education and to reform the juvenile justice system, welfare, and the state's tort laws -- the system under which an injured person may sue for damages. During the 74th Legislature in 1995, he worked with the Democrats who controlled both houses of the Texas legislature and managed to get bills passed that dealt with the four issues he had emphasized in his campaign. Bush was seen as pro-business and a consensus-builder.

Bush advocated and signed the two largest tax cuts to date in Texas history, totaling over $3 billion. To pay for the cuts, he sought (unsuccessfully) federal approval of a plan to privatize Texas' social services. Education reform was a priority throughout his terms, with legislation emphasizing local control of schools, higher standards, and a revised curriculum. Controversy has followed, with charter schools mired in financial scandals and protests against one test determining a child's promotion. After winning reelection in 1998, Bush began his bid for the presidency and was not as involved in the 76th Legislature in 1999.

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Andover Academy, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's from Harvard Business School. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. In 1978, Bush was defeated in a run for the U.S. Congress in West Texas. He was involved in energy exploration from the 1970s into the 1980s. From 1989 until his election as governor, Bush worked with the Texas Rangers baseball organization, leading a group of partners in purchasing the team, and then serving as managing general partner. He married Laura Welch in 1977; they have two daughters.

(Sources include: Versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas governor's general counsel provides legal advice and handles litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf. Records are litigation files maintained by the Governor's Office of the General Counsel for cases completed during Governor George W. Bush's tenure. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, court filings (briefs, orders, motions, etc.), proposed and final settlement agreements, press releases, news clippings, attorney notes, affidavits, deposition transcripts, research materials, exhibits, reports, printed material, maps, analyses, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and computer disks, dating 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000, bulk 1995-2000. Subjects of litigation include the tobacco settlement and resulting attorney fees, redistricting, election and appointment of officials, termination of Criminal Justice Division personnel, cost allocation of federal funds, discrimination in education (equality of financing between black state universities and other state universities). A few smaller litigation files cover free speech, illegal immigration, and open records. The files also include amicus briefs filed by the Governor's Office and/or State of Texas in cases concerning school prayer, faith-based programs in prisons, abortion, appointments, and endangered species.

The tobacco litigation file largely pertains to the intervention of Governor Bush, several legislators, and other interested parties in the state's lawsuit against several tobacco companies in order to reduce the attorney fees the state was to pay to private legal counsel used during the case. In addition, there is some information about the tobacco litigation case that the State of Texas filed against several tobacco companies and there are documents concerning the national lawsuit the federal government was attempting to file because it wanted some of the money gained by various successful states' lawsuits to pay for Medicaid costs.

Two cases concern racial discrimination in higher education-- Benjamin v. Bush and Robinson v. Bush. They stem from the proposed distribution of tobacco settlement funds to medical schools and other institutions, while excluding historically black universities.

The litigation files include two redistricting cases. Plaintiffs alleged racial gerrymandering in Texas House and Senate districts in Thomas v. Bush while Vera v. Bush concerned gerrymandering in three Congressional districts. Thomas v. Bush was settled after the U.S. Supreme Court reached a decision in Vera v. Bush.

Cases relating to the scope of the Governor's appointment powers include Luna v. Richards and Angelini v. Hardberger. Luna v. Richards covers whether the governor is required to commission a branch pilot after the pilot receives certification from the Board of Pilot Commissioners. Angelini v. Hardberger concerns the effective date of a resignation and the governor's ability to appoint a replacement before an election. The necessity of the federal Department of Justice to preclear changes to election law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is challenged in State of Texas v. U.S.A. (94-465) and State of Texas v. U.S.A. (94-1529). The first concerns the creation and makeup of the Edwards Aquifer Authority and the second concerns the creation of judgeships to relieve court overcrowding in Texas.

Two cases (Curbo and Funderburgh vs. State of Texas and McDaniel vs. State of Texas) concern the termination of employees from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor's Office. McDaniel was head of the Texas Crime Stoppers Program who looked into claims that CJD employees Curbo and Funderburgh were improperly terminated; McDaniel was later fired. She filed a suit claiming her termination was due to being a whistleblower. The two cases were settled at the same time.

State of Texas v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) grew out of a dispute over whether Texas needed to return money to the DHHS under cost allocation rules after Texas higher education employees were added to the state's Uniform Group Insurance Plan (UGIP). The case was heard by a DHHS appeals board before the U.S. District Court ruled in the State's favor that no money needed to be returned.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by State Archives staff with the largest case first (tobacco litigation), followed by the remaining cases arranged alphabetically by litigant's name. Within the cases, files usually are arranged in chronological or reverse chronological order. A folder containing lists of litigation and claims against the state is filed at the end.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), correspondence between legislators and citizens/residents of Texas (§552.101 in conjunction with §306.003(a) and 306.004(c)), tax returns (§552.101 in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. 6103(b)), certain legislative documents (§552.106), attorney client privilege (§552.107), agency memoranda (§552.111), audit working papers (§552.116), home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (§552.117), home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a peace officer (§552.1175), drivers license numbers (§552.130), account numbers (§552.136), email addresses (§552.137), and social security numbers (§552.147), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers wishing to access videotapes, audiotapes, or floppy disks must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Angelini, Karen.
Hardberger, Phil.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Texas. Office of the Governor. Office of the General Counsel.
Texas. Criminal Justice Division.
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Subjects:
Government attorneys--Texas.
Governors--Texas.
Tobacco industry--Law and legislation--Texas.
Products liability--Tobacco--Texas.
Lawyers--Texas--Fees.
Discrimination in education--Texas.
Freedom of speech.
Apportionment (Election law)--Texas.
Election districts--Texas.
Finance, Public--Texas.
Gerrymandering.
Voting--Texas.
Litigation--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Appropriations and expenditures.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Litigation--1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000.
Judicial records--Texas--Litigation--1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000.
Memorandums--Texas--Litigation--1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000.
Clippings--Texas--Litigation--1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000.
Maps--Texas--Election districts--1995-1996.
Audiotapes--Texas--Officials and employees--1989, 1998.
Videotapes--Texas--Lawyers--probably 1998.
Press releases--Texas--Litigation--1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000.
Notes--Texas--Litigation--1995-2000.
Functions:
Litigating.
Defending governors.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Legislature, Legislative Council redistricting records, 1991, 1995, 0.38 cubic ft.
University of California, San Francisco
Tobacco Control Archives
Minnesota Tobacco Document Depository, Minneapolis, Minnesota
State of Minnesota, et al. v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al., No. C1-94-8565 (2d Dist. Minn.)(Ramsey County)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel litigation files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2002/151

In December 2000, Governor George W. Bush designated the George Bush Presidential Library as the repository for the records from his tenure as Governor of Texas, under authority of Texas Government Code, Section 441.201. Shortly after he left office, the records were shipped to the Bush Library in College Station, Texas. Texas Attorney General John Cornyn ruled the records are state records subject to the Texas Public Information Act and the management of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission even after transfer to a federal facility (Opinion No. JC-0498, May 3, 2002). In July 2002 the records were transferred from the Bush Library to the Texas State Archives in Austin for preparation for research use. In June 2003, a memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and George W. Bush replaced a January 2002 interim memorandum of understanding. The records were moved to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in February 2013.

Processing Information

Tonia J. Wood, March 2008

Finding aid updated by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013

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Other Finding Aids

An item level index to portions of the General Counsel's records, created by the Governor's Office, is available in electronic format. Contact Archives staff for assistance.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel litigation files, 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000, bulk 1995-2000,
20.7 cubic ft., 2 videocassettes, 6 audiocassettes, 153 maps

Box
2002/151-387 Tobacco litigation, 1859, 1880s, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1940s, 1955, 1968-2000, bulk 1996-2000
[Files have been arranged by State Archives staff according to the file index prepared by General Counsel staff and included with the records. Files not listed on the index have been placed following closely related materials or at the end of the tobacco litigation materials.]
File index, probably 1999
Tobacco records management issue, 1998
Local rules, 1998
[2 folders]
Service list, 1998
Settlement, July 1998
[2 folders]
Box
Governor Bush Computer Disk Box 1 Disks (Grant Kaiser--state documents), undated
[4 disks]
[One disk contains motion to enjoin, according to post-it note. Disks have not been reviewed by State Archives staff.]
Box
2002/151-387 Chesebro appeal, 1998
[2 folders]
Texans for Reasonable Legal Fees, May 1998, January 1999
[3 folders]
[Includes articles on the $2,300,000,000 tobacco legal fee and an amicus curiae brief in David Burrow et al. v. Carol Arce, et al., Supreme Court of Texas.]
Other state (Minnesota, Florida) tobacco litigation information, 1997-1998
[9 folders]
[Includes opinions, settlement and other agreements, consent judgment, press release, statement, and summaries on Florida and Minnesota tobacco litigation and Louisiana private counsel fees.]
Tobacco legislation/litigation, 1993, 1995, 1997
[5 folders]
[Includes copies of Texas statutes concerning contracts and expenditures; House Bill 119, 75th Legislature, Regular Session; and court documents concerning suits against tobacco companies for product liability and labeling.]
Legislation, 1998-2000
[7 folders]
[Documents concern proposed state legislation concerning contingent fee contracts for legal services and issuance of bonds backed by tobacco settlement funds and proposed national tobacco settlement legislation.]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: home phone number of government employee]
Senate bill to limit attorneys' fees (U.S.), 1998
Attorneys' fees, 1996, 1998
[2 folders]
Return receipts for certified mailings, 1998
Distribution of tobacco funds, 1998-1999, undated
[2 folders]
[Documents include Florida budget and tobacco settlement survey, Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and summary of distribution of tobacco-related funds to state agencies and private institutions.]
Re: Jamail, 1998
News articles/press releases
[wallet]:
News articles, December 1995-June 1997
News articles (miscellaneous), 1997-1998
[5 folders]
News articles (June 1998), 1998-1999
[19 folders]
[Folder 7 contains possibly excepted information: email addresses]
News articles, December 1998-January 1999
[2 folders]
News articles, February 1999-March 1999
Attorney General's office time and expense records, 1997-1998
[3 of 6 folders]
[Includes notes concerning lack of detail in billing records (possibly for private counsel), Attorney General report on staff time spent on tobacco litigation from 1995-May 1998, and tobacco-related travel records for Attorney General Dan Morales, First Assistant Attorney General Harry G. Potter III, Assistant Attorney General David Alvarado, and others.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers; account numbers; agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-388 Attorney General's office time and expense records, 1997-1998
[3 of 6 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers; account numbers; agency memoranda]
Private counsel fee agreement:
[Files contain court documents, including briefs, motions, orders, responses, memoranda, opinion, and notices concerning the private counsel fee agreement, arranged in reverse chronological order.]
Volume 1, December 1998-February 1999
[3 folders]
Volume 2, May-July 1999
[5 folders]
Volume 3, July-August, November-December 1999
[12 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Frequently referenced documents, letters, etc. (indexed), 1998
[13 folders]
[Documents include letters, agreements, affidavits, memoranda of understanding, final judgment and order, proposals, and arbitration findings.]
[Folder 8 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Memoranda, 1996-1999, undated, bulk 1998
[20 folders]
[File includes memos from Governor's general counsel staff; Office of State-Federal Relations staff; Attorney General staff; Pete Schenkkan and other staff of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, outside counsel for the Governor; and other organizations.]
[All folders may contain possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Attorney notes, 1998, undated
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege; account number]
Margaret Wilson's notes re: settlement, 1998, undated
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Signed court orders, 1996, 1998-1999
[8 folders]
Box
2002/151-389 U.S. Court of Appeals court documents, June 1998-October 2000
[13 folders]
Legislature court documents:
[File contains court documents for In re: Senator Troy Fraser, Senator Kenneth Armbrister, Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Tom Craddick, Representative Dianne White Delisi, Representative Kyle Janek, and Representative Dan Kubiak, relators.]
July 1999-February 2000
[11 folders]
Volume 3, March-July 1998
[9 folders]
Volume 2, February-March 1998
[5 folders]
Volume 1, January-February 1998
[7 folders]
Appendix to emergency petition for writ of mandamus, January 1998
Cornyn pleadings, January, July 1998; May-August 2000
[6 folders]
[File contains court documents for cases including John Cornyn v. Dan Morales and John Cornyn vs. Real Parties in Interest.]
Hearing transcript, March 19, 1998
[3 folders]
[In U.S. District Court, Texarkana.]
Amicus curiae pleadings, June-July 1998, January 1999
[3 folders]
[From Baylor and Texas Tech law school deans and Texans for Reasonable Legal Fees.]
Box
2002/151-390 Extra copies, 1994, 1996, 1998-1999
[16 folders]
[Some documents are duplicates of items in the Frequently referenced documents, letters, etc. file.]
Federal legislation, regulation of the tobacco industry, drafts, March 29, 1998
[8 folders; removed from binder]
Research, contingency fee/outside counsel cases, 1968, 1975, 1987, 1994, 1997-1998, undated
[2 folders; removed from binder]
Case summaries:
Cases cited in brief in support of motion to intervene, Stuart Bowen, 1981, 1984, 1993-1994, 1997
[removed from binder]
Cases cited in supplemental brief, Margaret Wilson, 1943, 1970, 1974-1986, 1989-1998
[7 folders; removed from binder]
Cases cited in supplemental brief, Stuart Bowen, 1943, 1970, 1974-1986, 1989-1998
[7 folders; removed from binder]
Box
2002/151-391 Cases cited in reply brief, Volume 1, Margaret Wilson, 1887, 1905, 1944, 1946, 1972-1973, 1984, 1988-1992, 1996
[3 folders; removed from binder]
Cases cited in reply brief, Volume 2, Margaret Wilson, 1942-1943, 1955, 1970-1972, 1977, 1979, 1983-1985, 1989, 1994-1997
[3 folders; removed from binder]
Cases cited in reply brief, Volume 1, Stuart Bowen, 1887, 1905, 1944, 1946, 1972-1973, 1984, 1988-1992, 1996
[3 folders; removed from binder]
Cases cited in reply brief, Volume 2, Stuart Bowen, 1942-1943, 1955, 1970-1972, 1977, 1979, 1983-1985, 1989, 1994-1997
[3 folders; removed from binder]
Attorney General cases cited, 1859, 1882, 1896, 1905, 1924, 1969-1971, 1977-1978, 1983-1985, 1992, 1995-1997
[3 folders; removed from binder]
Experts, 1998
[5 folders]
[Documents concern Lester Brickman and Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., law professors and expert witnesses.]
Governor Bush court documents:
Volume 2, 1998
[5 folders]
Volume 1, 1998
[4 folders]
Attorney General's court documents:
Volume 4, 1998
[4 folders]
Volume 3, 1998
[3 folders]
Volume 2, February 1998
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2002/151-392 Volume 2, February 1998
[3 of 4 folders]
Volume 1, March 1996, January 1998
[5 folders]
U.S. District Court documents, January 1998, August-December 1999, August 2000
[10 folders]
[Filings by or concerning private counsel in The State of Texas v. The American Tobacco Company, et al.]
Court documents, June, December 1996; January 1997; April-June 2000
[10 folders]
[Filings concern several related actions, including The State of Texas v. The American Tobacco Company, et al.; In re: the State of Texas; John Cornyn v. Real Parties in Interest; In re: Senator Troy Fraser, et al.; and In re: private counsel fee agreement. Documents dated 1996 include cover letters from Attorney General Dan Morales and Special Assistant Attorney General Harry G. Potter, III.]
News articles/quotes, 1995-1998, 2000
[9 folders]
Newspaper articles:
March-April 1996, September 1997, January-February 1998
[8 folders; removed from binder]
[In addition to news articles, file includes press releases, testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health and Environment, information compiled by the Office of State-Federal Relations, talking points, and excerpts from court documents.]
February 14-March 15, 1998
[5 folders; removed from binder]
[File also includes articles of incorporation for Texas Foundation for Children and Public Health, Martin, Drought & Torres, Inc. law firm profile, and press releases.]
Box
2002/151-393 March 16, 1998-April 1998
[3 folders; removed from binder]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
May-June 1998
[4 folders; removed from binder]
Constituent correspondence, April 1996, January-August 1998, May 2000
[6 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9809010481; 9806300118; 9805210081]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9805150086]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9803190038]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9802110322; 9802090109; 9802090328; 9802090010; 9802090009; 9802060245; 9802050345; 9801300199; 9802020106]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9801260331; 9802090242; 9802050350; 9802060254; 9802090330; 9802050006; 9802050037; 9801210032; 9801230348; 9801270309; 9802040358; 9802040354; 9801230145]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9802040357; 9802050662; 9801230044; 9802040361; 9801260218; 9801210235; 9801270287; 9801260103; 9801210290; 9604260093]
Highly confidential proposed deal, June 1998
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; attorney work product; agency memoranda]
Correspondence:
[Correspondents include state officials, attorneys for the various parties, legislators, law professors, U.S. District Court officials, and tobacco company officials.]
[All of the below correspondence files may contain possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege; attorney work product]
Volume 1, May 15, 1996, January-February 27, 1998
[4 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9803020172]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9802110322]
Volume 2, March 1998
[6 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9803310335]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9804030384; 9803190130]
Volume 3, April 1998
[6 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: legislator's correspondence with citizen/resident]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9804010092]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9804300021]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9804270315; 9804280264; 9804230129]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9804210078]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9804080210; 9804080089; 9804030333]
Volume 4, May 1998
[8 folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9805270022]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9805280485]
Volume 5, June-July 9, 1998
[8 folders]
Volume 6, July 20-August 25, 1998
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: home phone number of government employee]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9808200009; 9807300279]
Volume 7, September 1998-April 1999
[6 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9904190400]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9812180309]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9811040358]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9809150402]
Volume 8, May-August 1999
[3 folders]
September-December 1999
[4 folders]
Tobacco/correspondents, January, April-June, October 2000
[3 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: account number]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 2004270139; 2010180098]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 2005010068]
Miscellaneous/National Governors' Association (NGA), January 1994, June-September 1997, undated
[6 folders]
[Includes testimony from U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources hearing on proposed tobacco settlement; NGA tobacco settlement briefing information; Rethinking Contingency Fees by Lester Brickman, Michael Horowitz, and Jeffrey O'Connell; Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids information; Texas Vital Infrastructure Program summary; Cato Institute policy analysis on Tobacco Medicaid Litigation; and articles from the Daily Report for Executives.]
In re: "other Texas counsel," agreement between Texas and Law Offices of Murr, March-May, July 1999
[5 of 13 folders]
Box
2002/151-394 In re: "other Texas counsel," agreement between Texas and Law Offices of Murr, March-May, July 1999
[8 of 13 folders]
In the matter of the fee application of the Law Offices of Marc D. Murr, P.C., Volume 1, October, 1996; January 1997; January-February, September 1998
[16 folders; removed from binder]
In the matter of the fee application of the Law Offices of Marc D. Murr, P.C., Tab 29 of Volume 1, 1995-1998
[7 folders; removed from binder]
In the matter of the fee application of the Law Offices of Marc D. Murr, P.C., Volume 2, January-July 1998
[11 folders; removed from binder]
In the matter of the fee application of the Law Offices of Marc D. Murr, P.C. (no volume #), 1974, 1986, 1996-1998
[5 folders; removed from binder]
Box
Governor Bush Videocassette Box 9 In the matter of the fee application of the Law Offices of Marc D. Murr, P.C., copy, probably 1998
[1 videocassette]
State's affidavit re: reasonable attorney fees, copy, probably 1998
[1 videocassette; 45:00]
Box
2002/151-394 Philip Morris v. Dan Morales, 1995-1996
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9511290085]
Box
2002/151-395 Miscellaneous documents
[7 folders; removed from binder]:
[Documents include amicus curiae briefs and related court filings from counties, hospital districts, and other local governmental entities; members of the U.S. Congress; and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.]
Hospital districts, January-April 1998
[5 folders]
[Entities include Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Montgomery, Nueces, Tarrant counties and hospital districts and the Texas Municipal League Benefits Risk Pool.]
U.S. Representatives, 1996-1997, March 1998
Texas Public Policy, March 1998
Contracts and miscellaneous documents
[16 folders; removed from binder]:
Escrow agreement, January-February 1998
Memorandum of understanding, February 1998
Amendment to the memorandum of understanding, 1981, 1990, 1992, 1996-1998
Outside counsel information, 1992-1998
[5 folders]
Miscellaneous court documents, 1997-February 1998
[5 folders]
Expert witness agreement; Contingent Fee for All article, February-March 1998
Depository Board Report, February 18, 1998
Agreement to pay State of Minnesota attorneys' fees and costs, May 1998
Karen Zuckerman, tobacco
[12 folders; removed from binder]:
[Karen Zuckerman, president of Professional Fee Oversight Partners, a legal cost management services company, offered her assistance on the tobacco litigation attorney fees. Records include correspondence from Zuckerman as well as articles and background information regarding contingent fees and other legal billing issues.]
Correspondence, February-March 1998
Articles, 1994-1998
[2 folders]
Lester Brickman, "ABA regulation of contingency fees," Fordham Law Review, Vol. 65, 1996
[3 folders]
Lester Brickman, "Case-by-case enforcement of contingency fees," Washington and Lee Law Review, 1339, 1996
William G. Ross, "The ethics of hourly billing by attorneys," Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, Fall 1991
[2 folders]
Rita G. Fisher, "Contingent fees," in Trial Lawyer's Guide, 1995 or later
[2 folders]
Bruce L. Hay, "Optimal contingent fees in a world of settlement," Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. XXVI, January 1997
National Settlement Information, 1997
[6 folders; removed from binder]:
Summary of the proposed resolution and other material
Proposed resolution
[2 folders]
Side-by-side comparison of FDA's pending regulations and the proposed resolution; Tobacco agenda as prepared by state attorneys general
Statement of Matthew L. Myers (executive vice president and general counsel, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids)
Statement of Meyer G. Koplow (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz); Articles and commentary
Proposed tobacco resolution, 1997
[6 folders; removed from binder]:
[Duplicate of National settlement information binder.]
Table of contents; Summary of the proposed resolution
Proposed resolution
[2 folders]
Side-by-side comparison of FDA's pending regulations and the proposed resolution; Tobacco agenda as prepared by state attorneys general
Statement of Matthew L. Myers (executive vice president and general counsel, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids)
Statement of Meyer G. Koplow (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz); Articles and commentary
Stuart Bowen's litigation notebook, February-March 1998
[5 folders; removed from binder]:
Brief in support of motion for leave to intervene, with attachments, February 1998
Governor George W. Bush's supplemental brief in support of motion for leave to intervene and other requested relief, with attachments, February 1998
Governor George W. Bush's reply brief to the State of Texas' response, with attachments, March 1998
The State of Texas' response to Governor George W. Bush's motion for leave to intervene, February 1998
Memorandum from Pete Schenkkan to Stuart Bowen re: attorneys' fees in context: national tobacco litigation, March 13, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1997-1998
[6 folders; removed from binder]:
[From notes by Becky Pestana and Stuart Bowen, assistant general counsels, and other documents, it appears that the notebook was used as reference during court proceedings in March 1998, possibly by Becky Pestana.]
Eastern District Local Rules, October 1997
CJRA (Civil Justice Reform Act)-Court Annexed Mediation Plan, undated
Brief in support of motion for leave to intervene, February 1998
Governor George W. Bush's supplemental brief in support of motion for leave to intervene and other requested relief, February 1998
Governor George W. Bush's reply brief to the State of Texas' response, March 1998
Loose material, 1998
[Materials include notes, directions, correspondence.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-396 State of Texas v. Tobacco Industry, Tobacco industry's violations of state and federal laws, Office of the Attorney General, Dan Morales, 1994-1996
[4 folders; removed from binder]
[Includes press release, statement, questions and answers, fact sheets, news articles, statistics, and original complaint filed by the Attorney General against the tobacco companies.]
Letter and supporting documentation from First Assistant Attorney General Andy Taylor to Senator Royce West, 1998-April 2000
[4 folders; removed from binder]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney work product; attorney-client privilege]
Comparison of master settlement agreement with Texas settlement agreement (non-economic provisions), April 18, 2000
Goldman Sachs, Tobacco settlement payments securitization program, State of Texas, February 2, 1999
Outside counsel agreement, 1996-1998
[5 folders]
[Includes documents relating to arbitration.]
Tobacco court docket, March 5, 1998
[4 folders; removed from binder]
Tobacco statistics--visuals, 1989-1995
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) v. Bush, 1999-2000
[Though filed under ACLU, the actual style of the case is Texans United Education Fund, Inc., Downwinders at Risk, Rick Abraham, Roger Baker, and Jim Baldauf v. George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, Department of Public Safety and its Commissioners, James B. Francis, Robert B. Holt, and M. Colleen McHugh. The suit concerns environmentalists suing to exercise the right to free speech in front of the Governor's Mansion.]
Affidavits, November 1999
Court documents, August 1999-October 2000
[19 folders]
Deposition transcripts, October 27, 1999:
James R. Hines
Mary Linda Edwards-Gockel
[2 folders]
Raymond C. Sullivan
[2 folders]
Correspondence, October-December 1999; January, May-December 2000
[5 folders]
[Folder 4 contains misfile: Texas State Employees Union CWA v. TWC, June 2000]
Attorney notes, April 1999-July 2000, undated
[5 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney work product; attorney-client privilege]
Amicus briefs, 1995-2000
Abortion, March, September 1998
[Brief amicus curiae of members of the Texas Legislature in support of defendants-appellees in The Low-Income Women of Texas, et al. (plaintiffs-appellants) v. Burt Raiford, Commissioner of Human Services, et al. (defendants-appellees).]
Aledo, May-June 2000
[2 folders]
[Background material and brief amicus curiae of State of Texas, Attorney General John Cornyn, Governor George W. Bush, and Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry in support of Katherine Furley's petition for rehearing en banc before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit in the law suit Katherine Furley and Tim Dean v. Aledo Independent School District, concerning school prayer (similar to Santa Fe case).]
Peter Cole v. Texas Army National Guard, October-November 1995, January 1996
[Amicus brief concerns authority of Governor as commander-in-chief of Texas National Guard and Adjutant General as his appointee to make employment decisions.]
Gambling, July 1999
[Brief for 21 Gambling Machines, appellant-cross appellee v. State of Texas.]
Box
2002/151-397 "God Pod," December 1996; May-June 1997; June, September 2000
[2 folders]
[Two briefs in David Williams, in his capacity as sheriff of Tarrant County, Texas, and Tarrant County, Texas v. Ruth Maree Lara and Michael Lee Huff, concerning faith-based prison programs.]
Santa Fe, 1999-2000:
[Petitions, numerous amici briefs, correspondence, and memos about Santa Fe Independent School District v. Jane Doe, individually and as next friend for her minor children, Jane and John Doe, minor children; Jane Doe #2, individually and as next friend for her minor child, John Doe, minor child; and John Doe, individually, a case concerning school prayer decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.]
Memos from Don Willett, March 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Court documents, 1999-2000
[14 folders]
Correspondence, July, November-December 1999; March 2000
[3 folders]
[File 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9911300130]
Sierra Club, plaintiff-appellee v. City of San Antonio et al., defendant-appellants, August, October-November 1996
[3 folders]
[Three amicus briefs in a suit concerning the federal Endangered Species Act and the Edwards Aquifer Authority.]
State of Texas ex. rel. Karen Angelini v. The Honorable Phil Hardberger, 1880s-1997, bulk 1996
[Suit concerns the effective date of a resignation and whether the resignation triggers a special election or an appointment by the Governor. Documents covering a related suit (LULAC of Texas v. The State of Texas) are also included, concerning the effect of the Angelini v. Hardberger decision on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.]
Hardberger correspondence, 1996-1997
[13 folders; removed from binder]
[In addition to letters, the file includes memos, newspaper articles, press releases, appointment information, and fax cover and confirmation sheets.]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege; drivers license number; home address, home phone number, and family information of government official]
[Folder 7 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[Folder 9 contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers of government officials and employees]
Hardberger, 1885, 1887, 1894, 1918, 1929-1930, 1946, 1949-1952, 1962, 1969-1970, 1973-1975, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1996
[6 folders; removed from binder]
[Contains copies of case summaries from Southwestern Reporter and other sources. Cases may be cited in briefs filed by the Governor's Office.]
Angelini and Hardberger, 1964, 1970, 1973-1977, 1982, 1985-1986, 1988, 1992-1996
[12 folders; removed from wallet]
[Contains copy of letter from Hardberger, Response to petition for emergency writ of quo warranto, and exhibits, filed in the Texas Supreme Court by Hardberger's attorneys, lists of Shepard's citations, and copies of case summaries and constitutional law, including negative cases.]
Hardberger pleadings, 1996
[4 of 6 folders; removed from binder]
[Contains court documents filed by both sides in Angelini v. Hardberger and LULAC v. State of Texas.]
Box
2002/151-398 Hardberger pleadings, 1996
[2 of 6 folders; removed from binder]
Hardberger research, 1974, 1976-1977, 1980-1981, 1992, 1994
[removed from binder]
[Contains copies of case summaries, including supportive cases.]
Hardberger research, 1969-1971, 1976-1989, 1992-1997
[9 folders; removed from binder]
[Contains case summaries, including LULAC v. State of Texas; examples of judicial resignations and appointments from governors Richards, Clements, and White; Attorney General and Secretary of State opinions; legislative documents concerning Senate Bill 546; and opening court statement.]
Petition for emergency writ of quo warranto, July 1996
Senate Bill 546, 1989
[Includes minutes of House Committee on Elections, tape log entries, and four audiocassette tapes of House and Senate committee hearings and floor debates.]
[Audiocassette tapes removed to Governor Bush Audiocassette Box 3.]
Hardberger, 1888, 1906, 1911, 1915-1917, 1920-1922, 1926, 1932, 1940-1942, 1946, 1950-1956, 1960-1961, 1970-1981, 1984-1989, 1992-1996
[11 folders; removed from binder]
[Contains copies of case summaries and newspaper articles.]
Patrick Benjamin et al. v. George W. Bush et al. (TSU (Texas Southern University)), 1999-2000
[Case alleged racial discrimination by the allocation of the State's tobacco litigation settlement funds to several Texas medical schools while excluding Texas Southern University (TSU) and Prairie View A&M, historically black universities. The suit also alleged racial discrimination in the administration of the State of Texas' Medicaid programs. The claims were dismissed in U.S. District Court. Records are court documents, along with a press release and some correspondence. See also Robinson v. Bush.]
January-February 2000
August, October 1999
August 1999
[2 folders]
May-June 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9907010514]
May 1999
[3 folders]
Valerie Curbo and Carol Funderburgh v. State of Texas Office of the Governor, 1988-1999
[Curbo and Funderburgh v. Office of the Governor was filed by two former employees of the Office of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division who felt they had been unfairly dismissed. One issue in the case was whether the Governor's Office grievance procedure applied to terminated or former employees. After the Third Court of Appeals found the scope of the grievance procedure ambiguous, the case was settled. See also McDaniel v. State of Texas.]
Correspondence, 1996-1999
[8 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9707010342]
News clips, 1988, 1990-1991, November 1997
Notes/research, 1995-1997
[5 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Personnel files:
General information, 1996-1997, undated
[5 folders]
Valerie Curbo, 1994-1997
[5 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address, home phone number, family information and social security number of government employee; drivers license number; privacy; financial records]
Carol Funderburgh, 1988-1997
[4 of 7 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address, home phone number, family information and social security number of government employee; drivers license number; privacy; financial records; agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Box
2002/151-399 Carol Funderburgh, 1988-1997
[3 of 7 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address, home phone number, family information and social security number of government employee; drivers license number; privacy; financial records; agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Nancy Hugon, 1995-1997
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address, home phone number, family information and social security number of government employee; drivers license number; financial records]
Court documents, November 1997-July 1999
[16 folders]
Governor's Office documents gathered in response to requests for production and interrogatories, 1995-1998:
Audiotapes, January, June 1998
[Two audiocassette tapes separated to Governor Bush Audiocassette Box 3.]
Criminal Justice Division daily reports, October 1995-September 1997
[25 folders]
[Daily reports note the time in and out or type of leave used for division employees.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy]
Miscellaneous, 1996-1997
[3 folders]
[File includes memos, staff directory, division news, documents from grant recipient, email printouts, correspondence, and Texas Register submissions.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Governor's Criminal Justice Plan for Texas, FY 1998, 1997
Box
2002/151-400 Texas Administrative Code, Title 1--Administration, Part I--Office of the Governor, Chapter 3--Criminal Justice Division, January 1998:
Subchapter B
[4 folders]
[Fund-specific grant policies.]
Subchapter C
[2 folders]
[General grant program policies.]
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) briefing book, 1997:
[Contains project and budget summaries for VOCA-funded grants.]
Regions 1-10
[9 folders]
Regions 11-24
[10 folders]
Supplemental
[6 folders]
Armando Luna v. Ann Richards, 1984-1995
[The lawsuit, Armando Luna, Jr. v. Ann Richards, individually, George Bush, in his official capacity as the Governor of the State of Texas, and The State of Texas, concerned the failure of Governor Richards to commission Luna as a branch pilot after Luna received certification from the Board of Pilot Commissioners. The suit was settled during Governor Bush's term in office.]
May-June 1995
1984-1985, 1987, 1995
April 1995
March-April 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
February 1995
[2 folders]
January-February 1995
August 1994
July-August 1994
July 1994
June 1994
[2 folders]
May 1994
January 1994, undated
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy]
July, October-December 1993
1988, 1990-1991, October-November 1993
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical records; social security number]
1988, 1990-1991, October 1993
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical records; social security number]
1991-1992; February-March, June 1993
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy]
August-September 1992, January 1993
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical records]
1991-September 1992
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical records]
1991-1993
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy; social security number; drivers license number]
December 1991, undated
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy]
Patricia J. McDaniel v. State of Texas, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990-1999
[Patricia J. McDaniel v. State of Texas was a whistleblower suit filed by McDaniel when she was terminated from employment in the Governor's Office after reporting alleged violations of the law by Criminal Justice Division staff to law enforcement authorities and after her testimony in a deposition corroborated claims made by Valerie Curbo and Carol Funderburgh in their whistleblower suit against the Governor's Office. The suit was settled at the same time as the Curbo and Funderburgh suit.]
Personnel file, Pat McDaniel, 1996-1998
[8 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number; drivers license number; home address, home phone number of government employee; privacy]
Court documents and correspondence, 1998-1999
[4 of 7 folders]
Box
2002/151-401 Court documents and correspondence, 1998-1999
[3 of 7 folders]
Attachments to defendant's responses to plaintiff's first request for production of documents:
[Responses to requests 1 through 10 have no related documents. Documents filed here that are responsive to requests 11 through 36 have bates-stamped numbers from #1 to #3106.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers; home addresses, home phone numbers, family information of government employees; account numbers; drivers license numbers; privacy; audit working papers]
Internal audits of Crime Stoppers program (bates #1-1495), 1995-1998
[28 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: audit working papers]
Personnel file:
Pat McDaniel (bates #1496-1637), 1996-1998
[3 folders]
Nancy Hugon (bates #1638-1688), 1993-1998
Pete Wassdorf (bates #1689-1719), 1994-1998
Camille Cain (bates #1720-1762), 1990-1999
Criminal Justice Division procedures (bates #1763-1830), 1990s
[2 folders]
Documents concerning Pat McDaniel and/or Nancy Hugon (bates #1831-1885), 1997-1998
Governor's Office procedures (bates #1886-1918), between 1995 and 1999
Documents concerning Camille Cain at Crime Stoppers conference and documents concerning Crime Stoppers public information request (bates #1919-1936), 1998
Shari Shepherd (bates #1937-1997), 1995-1996
Documents re: FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), grievance, and State Bar dues (bates #1998-2029), 1997-1998
1998 Crime Stoppers Conference (bates #2030-3106), 1997-1998
[5 of 17 folders]
Box
2002/151-402 1998 Crime Stoppers Conference (bates #2030-3106), 1997-1998
[12 of 17 folders]
[Folder 12 of 17 contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers]
[Folder 13 of 17 contains possibly excepted information: account numbers]
[Folders 15-17 of 17 contains possibly excepted information: addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and family information of peace officers]
Internal Audit documents used to prepare attachments to defendant's response:
[Contains possibly excepted information: audit working papers; agency memoranda]
Draft management letter, June 1998
Completed work papers, 1997-April 1998
Notes/interviews, 1998
[6 folders]
Background/reference, 1995-1998
[15 folders]
General management (of Criminal Justice Division (CJD)), 1996-1998
[5 folders]
CJD grant program, 1998
Operation of tip line, 1997
CJD Crime Stoppers certification and oversight, 1995-1998
CJD training and conferences, 1996-1998
[8 folders]
CJD Crime Stoppers statistics, 1994-1998
[5 folders]
CJD Crime Stoppers--Other council support, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
Additional issues--Crime Stoppers Advisory Council status issue, 1995-1998
[3 folders]
Additional issues--Military leave issue, 1996-1997
Additional issues--Travel issues, 1997-1998
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: account numbers; social security numbers]
Open Records Act violation allegation, 1998
[8 folders]
Box
2002/151-403 FMLA violation allegation, 1995-1998
[3 folders]
Documents used to prepare attachments to defendant's response:
[These files appear to have been created by Assistant General Counsel Claudia Nadig.]
Texas Crime Stoppers Advisory Council operational guidelines, 1995
[8 folders]
Time sheets/Pat McDaniel case, August 1996-September 1998
[11 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy; home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of government employee]
Notes/Pat McDaniel case, 1996-1999
[6 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9808130214]
Documents responsive to #11, 1996, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Documents responsive to #12 and #29, 1993, 1995-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: drivers license number; home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of government employee]
Documents responsive to #12, 1994
Documents responsive to #14, 1990-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of government employee]
Documents responsive to #11 and #15, 1996-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: drivers license number; home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of government employee; tax returns (26 U.S.C. section 6103(b))]
Documents responsive to #16 and #25, about 1998
[2 folders]
Documents responsive to #18 and #22, 1998
Documents responsive to #21, #29, and #33, 1998
Documents responsive to #22 and #23, 1997-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Documents responsive to #25, 1997
Documents responsive to #26-#28 and #36, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; social security numbers]
Documents responsive to #13, #18, #29 and #30, 1994-1995, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: drivers license number; home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of government employee]
Documents responsive to #32, 1995-1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: drivers license number; home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of government employee]
Documents responsive to #32, 1996-1997, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; privacy]
Documents responsive to #33, 1997-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; privacy; home address, home phone number, social security number, and family information of government employee]
Documents responsive to #34, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; privacy]
Documents responsive to #35 and #36, 1997-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; drivers license number; account number; home address, home phone number, social security number, and family information of government employee]
Documents responsive to #36, 1997-1998:
Crime Stoppers post conference report, 1998
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: account numbers]
Conference forms, 1998
Speaker evaluations, 1998
[6 folders]
Crime Stoppers conference, 1997-1998
[8 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers; account numbers; home address, home phone number, social security number, and family information of peace officer; agency memoranda]
Crime Stoppers:
Drafts and changes, July 1998
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege; audit working papers]
News clips, 1998
Correspondents, 1998
[3 folders]
[Folders contain possible misfilings: information on appointments to the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness and Acupuncture Board, as well as information on assistance to Jasper County for prosecution of hate crimes.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege; email address]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number(s): 9809080394; 9810190079]
Box
2002/151-404 Legal notes--Cases, 1997-1998
[9 folders]
[Folder 8 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Notes, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997-1998
[Records include plans, handwritten notes, Attorney General opinions, grant documents, memos, papers, statutes, and background information on criminal justice, Crime Stoppers, and the appointments process.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Pharr Crime Stoppers grant, 1997-1998
1982, 1984, 1990, 1998
Violence Against Women Act Implementation Plan for Texas, 1998
1995, 1998
1984, 1993, 1995, 1997-probably 1998
1998
probably 1998
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, April 1995
1997
Joint Select Committee on Workers' Compensation Insurance report, 1988
Provisions relating to the Position Classification Plan, 1997
Governor's Criminal Justice Plan for Texas, Fiscal Year 1998
Governor's Criminal Justice Plan for Texas, Fiscal Year 1999
Expenses, 1997-1998
[7 folders]
[Records include conference agreements, invoices, and travel vouchers.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers; account numbers]
James Robinson et al. v. George W. Bush et al. (Coordinating Board), 1997, 1999-2000
[Records are court documents and correspondence concerning a class action lawsuit brought by students and administrators of Texas Southern University against Governor Bush and the Higher Education Coordinating Board for alleged civil rights violations and discriminatory policies associated with the distribution of tobacco funds. See also Benjamin v. Bush.]
Court documents and cover letters, June-July 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number]
Court documents, May 2000
Order and judgment, April 2000
Court documents, September-October 1999
[4 folders]
Court documents and cover letters, August-September 1999
Court documents, drafts, and cover letters, August 1999
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence and court documents, June-July 1999
Second amended complaint, June 1999
First amended complaint, May 1999
Complaint, May 1999
Letter and complaint, 1997, May 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Texas Seed Coalition v. Office of the Governor, May, October 1999
[Correspondence and court documents concerning a lawsuit filed under the Texas Public Information Act for failure to provide information. See also the General Counsel public information request file, dated 1999, for Peter Altman.]
Lindsey K. Springer v. Vicki Balough et al., March 2000
[File contains a motion to quash subpoena since Governor Bush was not a party or pertinent to the case.]
Barbara Thomas et al. v. George W. Bush et al., 1992-1995, bulk 1995
[Thomas v. Bush was a lawsuit filed in January 1995 concerning redistricting. Plaintiffs alleged that certain House of Representative districts as laid out in House Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 3rd Called Session (Plan H738) and certain Senate districts laid out in Senate Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 3rd Called Session (Plan S560) were improper racial gerrymanders which divided communities of interest so that many voters lost ballot secrecy. The suit was settled after Vera v. Bush was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. As part of the settlement agreement for Thomas v. Bush, the plaintiffs agreed to drop the lawsuit if the legislature enacted the settlement plans or adopted other districts that were less race-conscious, more compact, or more community and neighborhood based. Thomas v. Bush was dismissed on August 18, 1997 in response to a motion to dismiss filed by state legislative defendants, state executive defendants, and the plaintiffs. File contains court documents, drafts, correspondence, fax cover sheets, memos, and notes. See also Vera v. Bush.]
Correspondence, drafts, and court documents, June-July 1995
[Includes letter from Tom Pauken, chair of the Republican Party of Texas.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence, draft, and court documents, July 1995
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Description of changes to current Texas legislative districts proposed by settlement plans in Thomas v. Bush, Plan S729 and Plan H846, Texas Legislative Council, July 1995
Defendants' brief in support of entry of consent judgment, 1992-July 1995
[2 folders]
Correspondence, draft, and court document, July 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence and court documents, July-August 1995
Correspondence, draft, and court documents, August 1995
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Memo, correspondence, notes, draft, court document, August-September 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Memo with attachments including court documents, September 6, 1995
[2 folders]
Court documents and cover memos, September 1995
Box
2002/151-405 State of Texas v. United States of America memo, August 1995
[Memo concerning suit for reimbursement to Texas for costs of illegal immigration.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
State of Texas v. United States of America (94-465), 1994-1995
[Lawsuit concerns the refusal by the United States Department of Justice to preclear administratively under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the manner in which the Edwards Aquifer Authority was selected and the Edwards Underground Water District was abolished. Payment of attorney fees is also covered. File contains court documents, correspondence, Attorney General opinion, and case summaries.]
Correspondence, July 1995
State of Texas' opposition to motion of defendant-intervenor LULAC District 15 for attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses and memorandum in support of opposition, June 1995
[6 folders]
Correspondence, research, and exhibit, June 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Correspondence and court documents, May 1995
Memorandum opinion and order, October 1994
State of Texas v. United States of America (94-1529), 1994-1995
[Lawsuit concerns court overcrowding and whether the creation of new judgeships in Texas violated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. File contains court documents, memos, clipping, and correspondence.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Correspondence and court documents, June 1995
[2 folders]
Court documents, May 1995
[2 folders]
Court documents and summary, 1995, April 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Memos, clippings, court documents, correspondence, February-July 1995, probably January 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Court documents, correspondence, and memos, September 1994-February 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Correspondence and court documents, December 1994-January 1995
[2 folders]
State of Texas v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, 1984, 1992-2000
[Suit arose out of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) claim in June 1995 against the State of Texas concerning the return of a portion of reserve funds to the federal government (over $14 million) as a result of the participation of 55,000 higher education employees in the State of Texas' Uniform Group Insurance Plan (UGIP) effective September 1, 1992. The State filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in January 1999 after the DHHS Appeals Board lowered the reimbursement amount to $3 million. An August 2000 federal district court ruling vacated the Appeals Board decision.]
DHHS pleadings, Volume III, from 8/96, 1996-1998:
Research, 1997
Practice manual, Departmental Appeals Board, February 1997
Brief and tables, November 1996, probably 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence, court documents, notes, 1992, 1995, December 1997-January 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Brief, October 1997
Brief and correspondence, August 1997
Brief and correspondence, June-July 1997
Correspondence with attachments:
May-June 1997
May 1997
March-April 1997
Correspondence and draft agreement, February 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Departmental Appeals Board decision and fax cover sheet, January-February 1997
Correspondence and Departmental Appeals Board decision, June 1995, January 1996, January 1997
Correspondence and Departmental Appeals Board decision, January 1997
Correspondence, memo, and research, January 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Brief, December 1996
Brief, November 1996
Correspondence and testimony, September-November 1996
Correspondence and exhibits, August-September 1996
DHHS claims, Volume II, 2/96 to present, 1996-1998:
Correspondence and court document, May 1997, July-August 1998
Correspondence and court documents, September 1996
Correspondence and court documents, August-September 1996
Exhibits, August 1996
Correspondence and court documents, August 1996
Testimony, August 1996
Correspondence and court documents, June-July 1996
Correspondence and court documents, June 1996
Correspondence and memo, May-June 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Memo, correspondence, and court documents, May 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Correspondence with attachments, April 1996
Briefs and memo, March-April 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Correspondence, brief, and memo, March 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Correspondence and court documents, February-March 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
DHHS claims, subject matter, Volume I, 1984, 1992-1996:
Correspondence, June 1997
Closing arguments and table of exhibits, probably 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Testimony, memos, and envelopes, 1995, probably 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Notes, probably 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Statutes, spreadsheet, 1984, 1993-1995
Rules, legislation, budget information, memo, July 1995, undated
Correspondence with attachments, April 1992, May 1993, January 1996
Correspondence and memos, January 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence, December 1995-January 1996
Correspondence, September-November 1995
Correspondence, September-October 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence, August 1995
Correspondence and memos, 1993-July 1995
Drafts, notes, memos, July 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda; attorney-client privilege]
Correspondence and memos, June-July 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence and memos, January-March 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Correspondence, memos, agreement, March-May, July 1994
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Cost allocation agreement, October 1992
Transcript of proceedings, 1996, 1998:
USDHHS, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division, January 28, 1998
Before the USDHHS, September 25, 1996
Before the USDHHS, September 24, 1996
[5 folders]
Box
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[2 copies; 4 folders]
Memo and table, July 1994, May 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
State of Texas' motion for summary judgment and supporting brief, with appendix, November 1999
[6 folders]
Correspondence and court documents:
August-September 2000
[2 folders]
August 2000
June 1999
April 1999
Stuart Bowen's DHHS research:
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
1998
[6 folders]
Material sent to Claudia Nadig from Attorney General's Office, April 1998
[3 folders]
Binder: Texas v. Health and Human Services, Correspondence with statements and exhibits, September 1996
[16 folders]
Binder: Texas v. DHHS, Volume II, Exhibits, 1992-1996
[12 folders]
Al Vera et al. v. George W. Bush et al., 1969, 1982, 1992-1997, bulk 1994-1997
[On June 13, 1996, in the case of Bush v. Vera, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal district court ruling that three U.S. Congressional districts in Texas were unconstitutional because they had been drawn to benefit particular racial groups (116 S.Ct. 1941 [1996]). Documents from Miller v. Johnson, a related Georgia redistricting lawsuit that also was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, are included. Documents also concern the effect of the ruling on the November 1996 elections and the payment of plaintiff's attorney fees. See also Thomas v. Bush, which was settled after Vera v. Bush was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.]
Vera v. Richards active litigation:
Clippings and memo from Senate Committee of the Whole on Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, October, December 1995
Clippings and memos, September 1994, May-July 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Draft brief of appellants, August 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Correspondence and memos, June-September 1994, June-August 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Vera v. Richards (Bush) books
[removed from wallet]:
Court documents, October-November 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Settlement, November-December 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Court documents, November-December 1996
Court documents, November 1996
Correspondence and drafts, October 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Correspondence and drafts, September 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Correspondence, court documents, and drafts, July 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Draft motion, brief, affidavits, June 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Correspondence, memo, and court order, June 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Memos, June 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Court documents, June 1996
Memos, June 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
U.S. Supreme Court dissent, June 1996
Notes, probably 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Memo and Attorney General opinions, 1995, probably 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Box
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[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Reply briefs, November 1995
Memo with attached appellee's brief and amicus briefs, October 1995
[4 folders]
Brief for appellees, October 1995
Correspondence and memos, February-March, June-July 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: attorney-client privilege; agency memoranda]
Zell Miller v. Davida Johnson and U.S.A. and Lucius Abrams motion to affirm, December 1994
Zell Miller v. Davida Johnson jurisdictional statement, October 1994
Lucius Abrams v. Davida Johnson jurisdictional statement and appendix, October 1994
U.S.A. v. Davida Johnson jurisdictional statement, October 1994
Richards v. Vera jurisdictional statement, October 1994
Richards v. Vera motion to affirm, November 1994
U.S.A. v. Vera jurisdictional statement, December 1994
Miller v. Johnson brief amici curiae of the states of Texas, et al., corrected February 1995
Bush v. Vera state appellants' brief on the merits, August 1995
Bush v. Vera brief for the United States, August 1995
Lawson v. Vera brief of appellants, August 1995
Texas v. U.S.A. motion to affirm, February 1995
Senate Committee of the Whole on Legislative and Congressional Redistricting memos, March-May 1995
Shaw v. Reno case summary, 1993
Attorney General opinion M-349 and Minority Voting Rights analysis for the Texas House of Representatives redistricting plan, Texas Senate redistricting staff, 1969, 1992
Minority Voting Rights analysis for the Texas House of Representatives redistricting plan, Texas Legislative Council Redistricting Legal staff, March-April 1992
Narrative of Voting Rights Act considerations in affected districts and comparison to federal court plan S567, Texas Senate redistricting staff, January 1992
House Research Organization session focus, March 13, 1995
Clippings, 1996
[2 folders]
Federal Election Commission figures, May 1996
Redistricting, 1982, 1992-1993, 1995:
Texas redistricting chronology and Terrazas v. Ramirez case summary, 1992
Mena v. Richards final judgment and permanent injunction, January 1992
Bush v. Mena Texas Supreme Court application for writ of error, November 1995
Terrazas v. Ramirez case summary, January 1992
Shaw v. Reno case summary, 1993
Narrative of Voting Rights Act considerations in affected districts and comparison to federal court plan S567, Texas Senate redistricting staff, January 1992
LULAC v. Clements case summary, 1993
[2 folders]
Seamon v. Upham case summaries, 1982
Texas Legislative Council district analyses, June-July 1996
[4 folders]
Texas Legislative Council maps, 1995-1996:
[All maps are 11x17, except the first folder contains maps that are 8.5x14.]
U.S. Congressional Districts court-ordered changes for 1996 elections, August 1996
Box
Governor Bush Oversize Box 2 Dallas County minority populations, Exhibits 1-3B, July 30, 1996
[4 maps]
Proposed Congressional districts, June 1996
[8 maps]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Proposed Congressional districts, June-July 1996
[13 maps]
Proposed Congressional districts, July 26-27, 1996
[18 maps]
Proposed Congressional districts, major roads, July 25-27, 1996
[18 maps]
U.S. Congressional districts, 103rd-104th Congresses, January 1995
[10 maps]
U.S. Congressional districts, 103rd-104th Congresses, set 1, November 1995, March 1996
[14 maps]
U.S. Congressional districts, 103rd-104th Congresses, set 2, November 1995, March 1996
[14 maps]
State House districts, January-February 1995
[13 maps]
State Senate districts, January 1995
[15 maps]
State Senate settlement proposal, Thomas v. Bush, May 1995
[6 maps]
State House settlement proposal, Thomas v. Bush, May 1995
[5 maps]
Proposed Senate districts, May 1995
[4 maps; 4 pp. district analyses]
Proposed House districts, May 1995
[5 maps]
House, Senate, and State Board of Education districts, January 1995
[5 maps]
Box
2002/151-407 Lists and tables of litigation and claims against the state, 1999

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