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‘Vexatious litigant’ has appeal dismissed in suit against Texas AG

David Yates Oct. 16, 2017, 2:56pm

AUSTIN – The 3rd Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal brought by an individual labeled as a “vexatious litigant” after filing suit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

5th Circuit Court overturns preliminary injunction against Mississippi religious freedom law

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 1:14pm

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the state of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (HB 1523), according to a statement from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

AG Paxton files amicus brief to protect pregnancy center’s free speech

David Yates Apr. 5, 2017, 3:19pm

Austin – Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a 10-state amicus brief urging a federal appeals court to support a religious organization’s right to freedom to speak about and offer alternatives to abortion.

Paxton files amicus brief on immigration order, says president has 'discretion to protect safety of the American people'

Chandra Lye Mar. 27, 2017, 9:18am

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is throwing support to the president’s immigration order.

AG Paxton: 5th Circuit’s ruling preserves Texas’ stay of EPA Regional Haze Rule

David Yates Mar. 23, 2017, 1:18pm

AUSTIN –On March 23, Attorney General Ken Paxton praised a ruling by the 5th U.S.

Attorney general disagrees with federal ruling of gerrymandering of state congressional maps

Zachary Lewis Mar. 22, 2017, 10:53am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton disagreed with a ruling made by federal judges claiming Republican lawmakers used gerrymandering when redrawing congressional district lines and lessening the voting power of minorities.

States call for an end to EPA 'overreach' in letter

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 9:14am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other attorneys general have written a letter to the Administrator of the Environment Protection Agency Scott Pruitt calling for an end to the "federal overreach" of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Paxton's office.

Paxton, others withdraw federal transgender lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Mar. 6, 2017, 11:07am

CHARLESTON — Declaring victory, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas counterpart Ken Paxton have withdrew their coalition’s 13-state lawsuit against former President Obama’s transgender directive.

Texas AG joins 14-state coalition seeking repeal of expansion of Endangered Species Act

David Yates Jan. 19, 2017, 3:32pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 14 states in sending a letter to the incoming Trump Administration urging it to immediately repeal two new rules that broadly expand the definition of critical habitat for endangered species promulgated by the U.S.

AG Paxton granted preliminary injunction in new Affordable Care Act rule

The SE Texas Record Jan. 18, 2017, 11:07am

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was granted a nationwide preliminary injunction by a federal court this month in a lawsuit to impede the Affordable Care Act’s new federal health rules that would require doctors to provide patient services that conflict with their own medical advice or religious beliefs.

Paxton announces $8.45M settlement with MB2 Dental Solutions

David Yates Jan. 12, 2017, 2:48pm

AUSTIN – On Jan. 12 Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a settlement with MB2 Dental Solutions and 21 affiliated pediatric dental practices.

SCOTUS declines review of Texas Hazlewood Act, AG declares victory for veterans and taxpayers

David Yates Jan. 10, 2017, 11:45am

AUSTIN – On Jan. 9 the U.S. Supreme Court’s opted not to review a ruling that upholding Texas’ Hazlewood Act, a decision Attorney General Ken Paxton praised and called a victory for veterans and taxpayers.

Paxton weighs in on lawsuit aiming to overturn state bar diversity laws

Glenn Minnis Jan. 6, 2017, 9:00am

&&& AUSTIN – A federal court suit challenging the legality of the state of Texas’ attempts to diversify its State Bar governing board now has the official support of local Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Texas AG throws support behind suit challenging minority quotas at State Bar

David Yates Dec. 29, 2016, 1:14pm

AUSTIN – on Dec. 29, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit challenging a sex and race quota for an open seat on the State Bar of Texas Board. Several weeks earlier, attorney Greg Gegenheimer had sued the State Bar Board of Directors, asserting the defendants are violating the Equal Protection Clause by maintaining a race and sex-based quota scheme.

Texas attorney general files brief for private property rights

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 20, 2016, 12:16pm

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an abacus brief to protect private property rights Dec. 13 in relation to the legal protection for an arachnid.

UT law professor calls attorney general's union firefighter contract suit uninformed

Robert Lawson Dec. 6, 2016, 3:52pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a lawsuit against the city of Austin over firefighters who allegedly engaged in union activities at taxpayer expense, but a law professor from the University of Texas in Austin is skeptical of the allegation. Emeritus professor Julius Getman, who used to represent the Connecticut State Police as an attorney, said the jobs of those in emergency and law enforcement professions are usually filled by individuals with great integrity

AG asks Supreme Court to reinstate Voter ID law, congressmen lend support

Carrie Salls Nov. 2, 2016, 2:11pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said amicus briefs were filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by a coalition of 10 states and 32 members of Congress in support of Texas’ voter ID law.  

Does the Houston Chronicle care selectively about facts and fairness?

The SE Texas Record Oct. 24, 2016, 3:29pm

Suppose you were accused of arson, were innocent and could prove it, but the court wouldn't let you present the perfect piece of exculpatory evidence.

Texas Attorney General's opinion holds little value in Beaumont case, city's attorney says

Kristin Danley-Greiner Sep. 30, 2016, 8:55am

BEAUMONT – The attorney general of Texas has issued an opinion regarding a conflict of interest that arose in Beaumont, but city leaders say that opinion didn’t hold much weight.

Attorney General Paxton reaches $1.175 million settlement with Katz Boutique for selling synthetic marijuana

Tara Mapes Sep. 13, 2016, 6:00pm

Attorney General Paxton settles its first lawsuit against the Harris County Shops for selling synthetic marijuana. After increased reports of overdoses on the illegal drugs in Texas, the Office of Attorney General teamed up with narcotics investigators on cases resulting in a total of ten lawsuits filed against Harris County shops.