AG Ken Paxton

AG Paxton Commends Fifth Circuit for Upholding the TDCJ’s COVID-19 Safety Measures

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for ruling in favor of the COVID-19 protective measures implemented by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).  TDCJ acted promptly and reasonably to combat this virus by relying the advice of medical professionals, and Attorney General Paxton credits the Fifth Circuit for recognizing the protective actions taken by TDCJ. “TDCJ took extraordinary measures to protect inmates and staff from […]

Purdue Pharma Files Bankruptcy Plan, Establishing Trust for Nationwide Opioid Abatement Efforts

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton plays critical leadership role adding billions to the trust Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Purdue Pharma filed its estimated $7 billion bankruptcy plan, which places the value of the company into a trust set up to allocate funds toward opioid abatement efforts across the nation. Texas is a leader on an instrumental committee in this bankruptcy, negotiating these abatement dollars which includes additional amounts in excess of a […]

AG Paxton: Fifth Circuit Issues Sanctions Against Perkins Coie

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered sanctions against Marc Elias and other attorneys at Perkins Coie, an international law firm that provides counsel for the Democratic National Committee, for submitting redundant and misleading supplemental filings in their attempt to re-implement straight-ticket voting in Texas. When submitting the supplemental filings, Perkins Coie also failed to notify the Court that a nearly identical previous motion was denied. Failure to disclose this denial violated their duty […]