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Texas, 42 other states reach $33M settlement with Johnson & Johnson

David Yates May 25, 2017, 2:55pm

AUSTIN – On May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will receive more than $2.2 million in a $33 million, 43-state settlement with pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.

Sexually violent predators 'likely' allowed to vote by mail, according to Paxton's office

John Revak May 25, 2017, 2:42pm

AUSTIN – The Texas Attorney General's Office recently responded affirmatively to an inquiry of whether people civilly committed were able to vote early by mail under Texas Elec. Code § 82.02.

Michigan man's legislative prayer case no slam dunk

David Hutton May 25, 2017, 2:40pm

AUSTIN – A case in which a Jackson County, Michigan man filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit against the county, alleging that legislative prayers said during board meetings seems like a simple case.

Paxton: $2M settlement to Baylor College of Medicine for pediatric neurological research

David Yates May 24, 2017, 2:39pm

AUSTIN – On May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Baylor College of Medicine will receive $2 million from a settlement reached by Texas with Questcor Pharmaceuticals.

AG Paxton announces $18.5M settlement with Target to resolve 2013 data breach

David Yates May 23, 2017, 3:33pm

AUSTIN – On May 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve a multistate investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

Alleged 'consensus' on climate change challenged

The SE Texas Record May 22, 2017, 2:10pm

“Nine out of ten doctors agree . . .” That was a classic claim made in pharmaceutical advertising, and the assertion of a consensus of alleged authorities sounds impressive, but what does it really mean? The claim raises many obvious questions, such as: Were thousands of doctors surveyed and 90 percent of them in agreement, or was it just ten doctors total? Do the doctors have actual expertise in the use of the product they've endorsed, or do their specialties lie elsewhere? Were they paid for their opinions? Perhaps most important, why does one out of ten doctors disagree?

Texas, 13 other states create petition to court to permit Arizona to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

Kacie Whaley May 19, 2017, 9:03am

AUSTIN – On May 1, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the state would be joining 13 others in petitioning to help grant Arizona the right to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Texas joins states filing amicus brief to support school rights

David Yates May 17, 2017, 11:04am

AUSTIN – On May 15, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief in the U.S.

Brownsville agrees to repeal ‘illegal sales tax’ on plastic bags

David Yates May 17, 2017, 10:52am

AUSTIN - Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the city of Brownsville after it formally repealed its “illegal sales tax” on plastic bags.

Amicus brief filed in support of Exxon's Mobil's right to defend position on climate change policy

April Brown May 10, 2017, 2:36pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp. and an 11-state coalition accusing the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York of using governmental power to silence the views of those who oppose their personal views on climate change policy.

Paxton files lawsuit to uphold constitutionality of Texas sanctuary cities law

David Yates May 8, 2017, 3:06pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit asking the U.S.

Paxton, other AGs drop lawsuit brought over Stream Protection Rule

David Yates May 2, 2017, 1:03pm

AUSTIN – Hailing a complete victory, Attorney General Ken Paxton has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit brought by Texas and 11 other states against the Obama-era Stream Protection Rule.

AG Paxton applauds court decision suspending EPA’s Clean Power Plan

David Yates May 1, 2017, 1:48pm

AUSTIN – On April 28, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded an appeals court decision that should allow the Trump administration to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Texas AG concludes election judges must take constitutional oath

David Yates Apr. 17, 2017, 4:02pm

AUSTIN – On April 17, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion finding that a court is likely to conclude that election judges are public officers and must take the constitutional oath of office, in addition to the statutory election officer's oath.

Texas AG encouraged By Trump's move to reverse protections for transgender students

Melissa Busch Mar. 1, 2017, 2:38pm

AUSTIN, TX -The Trump administration’s move to rescind Obama-era transgender students’ protections, which allows them to use bathrooms and facilities in public schools that correspond with their gender identities, has the Texas attorney general feeling hopeful.  

Paxton files amicus brief in case involving Lutheran pastors' dispute over compensation

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 22, 2017, 2:59pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an amicus brief on behalf of six states in the case of Portico Benefit Services v. Bacon, a case Paxton's office called

Texas AG: Amicus brief filed to protect 2nd Amendment rights outside of the home

David Yates Feb. 21, 2017, 1:03pm

AUSTIN – On Feb. 21, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas joined an Alabama-led 26-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lone Star Justice

Mark Pulliam Feb. 20, 2017, 6:47pm

Is Texas’s attorney general a corrupt officeholder or an innocent official being railroaded by political rivals?

Paxton files petition on EPA's sulfur dioxide standards

Laura Halleman Feb. 16, 2017, 10:12am

AUSTIN – A petition has been filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the U.S.  Court of Appeals in the 5th Circuit and the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court requesting that the air quality standards for sulfur dioxide, as issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, be reviewed.

Texas AG leads coalition in SCTOUS amicus brief against abusive patent suits

David Yates Feb. 6, 2017, 2:35pm

AUSTIN – Leading a coalition of 17 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton on Feb. 6 filed an amicus brief in the U.S.