Attorney General Paxton

Paxton’s Team Appearing Before SCOTUS to Stop Biden Admin From Releasing Violent Illegal Aliens into Communities  

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Lawyers from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office are representing Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court today concerning a case where Paxton sued to stop the Biden Administration from illegally refusing to enforce immigration laws. “The law the Biden Administration is trying to ignore is crystal clear: certain illegal aliens that have committed crimes must be detained and cannot be allowed to roam freely in our communities,” said Attorney General Paxton. “We look forward to making our case before the U.S. Supreme Court and protecting the rule of […]

Paxton Investigates Texas Hospital for Denying Parents’ Access to Teens’ Medical Records 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Today, Attorney General Paxton sent a letter and accompanying Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to the Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System seeking information about its policy preventing parents and guardians from accessing their children’s medical records if the children are between ages 13 and 17. Memorial Hermann appears to be relying on a novel—and incorrect—reading of Texas law as the basis for its policy. Attorney General Paxton intends to investigate the nature and application of the health system’s policy, in […]

Paxton Takes Action to Protect Consumers, Lower Prescription Drug Costs, and Ensure Oversight of Pharmacy Benefit Managers 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Minnesota-led amicus brief in the Denver-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in support of Oklahoma’s right, as well as the right of all states, to protect consumers through the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are corporate administrators of prescription drug benefit programs and serve as the intermediary between drug companies and pharmacies. In the case of Pharmaceutical Care Management Association v. Mulready, et al., the national trade association for […]

Paxton Sues Google for its Unauthorized Capture and Use of  Biometric Data and Violation of Texans’ Privacy

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has sued Google, alleging that the tech giant has unlawfully captured and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without properly obtaining their informed consent to do so. The lawsuit alleges that Google, in yet another violation of Texans’ privacy, has collected millions of biometric identifiers, including voiceprints and records of face geometry, from Texans through its products and services like Google Photos, Google Assistant, and Nest Hub Max. Google’s exploitation of the […]

Paxton Fights to Protect Religious Freedom of Couple Being Forced  to Participate in Wedding That Violates Faith 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Oklahoma-led cert-stage amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and protect the religious liberty of a couple being targeted for their faith. The amicus brief defends a couple who declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding and were then adjudged to have violated Oregon’s public-accommodation law. The Constitution protects individuals from being coerced against their will to use their artistic gifts and […]

Paxton Sends Letter to Biden Admin Criticizing Unlawful Rule that Forces States to Adopt Woke Gender Policies

Attorney General Paxton joined a Tennessee-led comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding that HHS scrap its proposed rule, which expands Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act far beyond what was ever intended. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex.” The proposed HHS rule would radically change the long-understood definition of “sex,” which has been based on biology, to include “gender identity” or “sexual orientation.” This presents many problems, such as putting free speech at risk, threatening religious […]

Paxton Joins Amicus Brief to Protect Rule of Law and Punish Those Who Encourage Illegal Immigration and Other Serious Crimes

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Arizona-led cert-stage amicus brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a recent decision by the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that threatens public safety across the country. In United States v. Hansen, the Ninth Circuit struck down a federal statute that makes it illegal for an individual to “encourage” or “induce” illegal immigration. By striking the statute down on overbreadth grounds, the Ninth Circuit has created a dangerous precedent that threatens to do more than just increase illegal immigration. Historically, the federal […]

Paxton Launches Investigation into S&P Global’s Use of ESG Factors in Credit Ratings, Potentially Violating Consumer Protection Laws 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton joined a Missouri-led multistate investigation into S&P Global Inc. for potential violations of consumer protection laws. This is the second investigation by state attorneys general into a company providing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings, based upon alleged consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices. S&P’s published ESG credit indicators, ESG scores, and ESG evaluations appear to politicize what should be a purely financial decision and may deceptively confound the distinction between subjective opinions […]

Paxton Encourages FCC to Adopt Rules Protecting Americans from Illegal  Robocalls, Helping Prevent Billions Lost from Scammers  

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton signed a multistate comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging them to adopt stricter controls to prevent unsolicited robocalls. In May 2022, the FCC placed new obligations upon gateway providers, which are the points of entry for foreign illegal robocalls entering the U.S. telephone network. Attorney General Paxton is now calling for some of those same protections to be applied to all intermediate voice service providers based in the United States. The new proposed rules would require every U.S.-based intermediate provider to adopt STIR/SHAKEN protocols, a vital robocall prevention tool that allows for the […]

Paxton Sends Letter to U.S. Senate Demanding Rejection of a Bill that Would  Undermine States’ Authority and American Energy

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Louisiana-led coalition in strongly opposing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 and sending a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Mitch McConnell expressing the reasons for such opposition. The Act would allow the Biden Administration, largely through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to run roughshod over states’ rights by advancing a radically impractical energy agenda, all while forcing taxpayers to foot the bill. This would be done in three fundamental and extremely dangerous ways. […]