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OAG Files Appellate Brief: Former Top Aides Say One Thing Under Oath, Another in Public; Can’t Squeeze Back Into Agency After Failing on the Job

Ken Paxton

Yesterday the Office of the Attorney General of Texas (OAG) filed an appellate brief with the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals fully debunking a group of former OAG political appointees who had gone rogue and lodged unfounded accusations against Attorney General Paxton. The appeal arises out of a Travis County District Court’s erroneous denial of OAG’s plea to the jurisdiction. OAG’s appellate brief argues that the group of former appointees have no right under Texas […]

Paxton Warns U.S. Department of Education Against Adopting  Race-Based Priorities and Projects

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined two letters issued to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, one in partnership with the America First Policy Institute and Texas Public Policy Foundation and the other with a coalition of 20 attorneys general for other states. The letters express deep concern with the promulgation and funding in our schools of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, two ideologically driven and factually inaccurate interpretations of American history and government […]

California Court Dismisses Twitter vs. Texas Lawsuit

Ken Paxton

A district court in California today dismissed Twitter’s lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton, in which the social media giant attempted to halt Attorney General Paxton’s investigation into Twitter’s potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Instead of providing documents requested in the Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) issued in January, Twitter decided to file a lawsuit to stop the investigation entirely. “Twitter’s lawsuit was little more than an attempt to avoid answering my questions about their large-scale censorship and content-moderation policies,” […]

Fifth Circuit Rules: Local Officials Responsible for Enforcing State Election Law

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton’s team convinced the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a Texas Democratic Party lawsuit trying to reinstate “pop-up” voting, where Democrats opened temporary polling places to benefit their voters at the expense of all Texans. The Democratic Party and its plaintiffs cannot sue to stop HB 1888, a bill passed to end this electioneering by requiring local election officials to keep temporary polling places open for longer hours so that all Texans, and not just […]

AG Paxton Announces $38.4 Million Settlement with Leading Opioid Marketing Consultant McKinsey

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas reached a $38.4 million settlement with McKinsey, one of the world’s largest consulting companies. McKinsey provided consulting services to opioid companies, including selling deceptive marketing plans, programs, and advisement to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for more than 15 years. Today’s agreement between 47 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories and McKinsey resulted in a total settlement of $573 million. In addition to providing funds to […]

AG Paxton: Texas Supreme Court Ends Unlawful City of Austin and Travis County Shutdown Orders

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the Supreme Court of Texas for granting the state’s petition and directing the court of appeals to enjoin enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which imposed a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services from 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 31 through January 3. “We thank the Supreme Court of Texas for upholding the rule of law. Local […]

AG Paxton: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Determine the Integrity of the 2020 Election

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued this statement after the United States Supreme Court denied the Texas lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — four battleground states who ran illegal and unconstitutional elections: “It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court decided not to take this case and determine the constitutionality of these four states’ failure to follow federal and state election law. I will continue to tirelessly defend the integrity and security of our […]

AG Paxton Joins 18-State Coalition to Protect Unborn Babies from Discriminatory Abortion

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 17 other states in an amicus brief urging the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a district court decision and uphold Tennessee’s prohibition of abortions based on an unborn baby’s sex, race, or likelihood of having Down Syndrome. The law also prohibits abortions once the baby’s heartbeat becomes detectable, a universal indicator of life.   “All life should be celebrated and all people, regardless of their genetics, should be afforded the right to […]