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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.

Supreme Court declines to review Texas Voter ID law case

John Myers Feb. 1, 2017, 12:52pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to Texas' controversial voter identification law.

AG Paxton seeks to halt ‘federal overreach’ into coal industry

David Yates Jan. 18, 2017, 10:40am

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by 12 other states, has filed a petition for review and injunction of a final rule titled the “Stream Protection Rule” promulgated by the Obama administration’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

Texas AFT president: Patrick 'waging a war on kids' with bathroom bill

S. Laney Griffo Jan. 11, 2017, 11:43am

AUSTIN – A new bill has been introduced to the Texas Legislature that would ban transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice in Texas schools.

Texas attorney general clarifies campus handgun legislation for colleges

Chandra Lye Dec. 9, 2016, 11:12am

AUSTIN -- Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton has clarified the right of students at junior and community colleges to carry handguns on campus.

Texas, other states challenge new rules furthering Obama environmental agenda

David Yates Nov. 30, 2016, 11:13am

AUSTIN – On Nov. 29, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas and 17 other states filed a lawsuit challenging new federal rules broadly expanding the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

Granted: Nationwide injunction against Obama’s ‘unlawful’ Overtime Rule

David Yates Nov. 22, 2016, 6:20pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 22 a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S.

AG Paxton: Texas to receive $50M in judgment against Volkswagen

David Yates Nov. 18, 2016, 1:02pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction that resolves a lawsuit brought by Texas against Volkswagen for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The automaker allegedly misled consumers by marketing and selling diesel vehicles as “clean,” even though it knew the cars were equipped with defeat device software to cheat on emissions tests.

Texas attorney general adds amici brief to religious freedom fight

Mike Helenthal Nov. 17, 2016, 3:01pm

SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office says its filing of an amicus brief in support of a Mississippi law blocked by a federal court judge before it took effect in July is part of a broader battle for religious freedom.  

Permanent, nationwide Injunction granted for Texas in U.S. Dept. of Labor case

David Yates Nov. 16, 2016, 4:07pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 16 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a federal judge granted a permanent, nationwide injunction in favor of Texas, Arkansas, and eight other states in National Federation of Independent Business, et al.

Texas to receive 2.8 million in nationwide settlement with Hyundai, Kia

Tara Mapes Nov. 15, 2016, 4:00pm

AUSTIN— Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Oct. 27 his office's Consumer Protection Division (CPD) obtained $2.8 million for the state as part of a $41.2 million multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia.

Paxton: North Texas Water District members likely can't remove directors before term expires

Carrie Salls Nov. 8, 2016, 9:45pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently issued an opinion on whether an appointing member city’s governing body may remove a director it has appointed to the North Texas Municipal Water District without cause during that director’s term. 

Texas AG's felony fraud trial could come next spring after court refuses appeal

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2016, 9:44pm

DALLAS – Texas' embattled attorney general is headed for a trial date as early as next spring after the state's court of criminal appeals decided to not get involved in his securities fraud case.

Texas attorney general seeks to protect homeowners’ tax cuts

Joe Dyton Nov. 1, 2016, 2:04pm

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently supported a property tax lawsuit against the Kilgore Independent School District. 

Texas, national bag law advocates fight attorney general's suit

Joe Dyton Oct. 27, 2016, 3:49pm

AUSTIN -- Attorney General Ken Paxton has caught resistance from numerous entities in response to his lawsuit against Texas’ first local law against bag pollution in Brownsville.