Attorney General Paxton

Paxton Demands Construction of Border Wall in Laredo Sector

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) yesterday urging it to press forward with its original plan to build a border wall in Webb and Zapata Counties. The Biden Administration is currently conducting an “Environmental Assessment” of the wall, the construction of which was directed by Congress in 2020 and has since been stalled by the Biden Administration. This Assessment will likely be used as a […]

AG Paxton Secures $14 Million in Restitution for Consumers in Settlement with Intuit Turbo Tax

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton announced a significant settlement against Inuit Inc., who markets the popular product “Turbo Tax.” Texas will receive more than $14 million in restitution for Texas consumers as part of a $141 million multistate settlement, which resolves an investigation begun over two years ago. Nearly  500,000 Texans will benefit from the settlement, whom Intuit misled into purchasing its tax products when they were already eligible to file their taxes for free. Eligible Texas consumers should begin […]

AG Paxton Brings 10th Border Crisis Lawsuit Against   the Biden Administration

Attorney General Ken Paxton

His Administration Cannot Unilaterally Rescind Title 42 and Open the Floodgates to Hundreds of Thousands More Illegal Aliens Attorney General Ken Paxton filed his 10th border crisis lawsuit against the Biden Administration—and the 26th overall against his lawless administration. Attorney General Paxton is challenging Biden’s unilateral rescission of Title 42, the highly effective Trump-era program that empowers federal authorities to rapidly expel aliens at the Texas-Mexico border. On April 1, Biden formally announced his plan […]

AG Paxton Joins Letter to GoFundMe Supporting Transparency in Charitable Giving

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined twenty-seven other attorneys general in a letter to GoFundMe expressing concern over the ambiguity and adequacy of GoFundMe’s terms of service. GoFundMe has claimed the ability to redirect donations made by users for activities or causes with which the company does not agree, but its terms of service are vague with respect to when it may stop, redirect, or reimburse a users’ donations without their express authorization. Before an online […]

 AG Paxton Announces Win Against City of San Antonio for Violating SB4 by Refusing to Cooperate with Illegal Immigration Enforcement Efforts 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton announced a settlement win in his lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, the San Antonio City Manager, and the City’s Chief of Police, brought to address their violations of Senate Bill 4 (SB4), Texas’s Anti-Sanctuary City law. The settlement includes a $300,000 payment by the City of San Antonio, changes to the City’s policing practices and policies to comply with SB4’s requirements, and a further agreement to retain the settlement in Travis County District Court so that General Paxton can monitor […]

AG Paxton Supports Pro-Life Petition to Pass the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief supporting South Carolina’s pro-life law, the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, against a decision by a panel of the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed the district court’s preliminary injunction. “States across the country are trying to protect the unborn, just as I have successfully fought to save lives and prevent abortion practices in Texas,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Now more than ever, we must preserve the precious gift of life.” To read […]

AG Paxton Urges SCOTUS to Uphold First Amendment Rights of Public Employees 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Paxton, together with Arizona, Alaska, and Florida, is leading a 27-state coalition urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that failed to uphold the constitutional rights of a Bremerton High School football coach in Joseph A. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. Coach Kennedy was fired by the school district for praying alone on a school football field in front of students. “The Ninth Circuit’s opinion discriminates against Coach Kennedy and threatens the very core of First Amendment liberties,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Our Constitution […]

AG Paxton Pushes Back Against Biden EPA’s War Against Texas Oil & Gas

Attorney General Ken Paxton

“At a time when American gas prices are skyrocketing at the pump, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict shows again the absolute need for energy independence, Biden chooses to go to war against fossil fuels,” said Attorney General Paxton. “These severe new rules proposed by the EPA are not only unnecessary, but they will create a deliberate disadvantage to Texas and all states who are involved in the production of oil and gas. I will not allow […]

AG Paxton Urges Federal Trade Commission to Outlaw Impersonation Scams 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton, as part of a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general, has joined a comment letter calling on the Federal Trade Commission to target “impersonation scams” — a pervasive problem that victimizes millions of American consumers, whereby an individual poses as a government official, business entity, relative, or friend in order to obtain money or other things of value from the unsuspecting victim. “The audacity of impersonation scams is both shocking and wrong,” Attorney General […]

AG Paxton Declares So-Called Sex-Change Procedures on Children and Prescription of Puberty Blockers to be “Child Abuse” Under Texas Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton released a formal attorney general opinion concluding that performing certain “sex-change” procedures on children, and prescribing puberty-blockers to them, is “child abuse” under Texas law. The holding comes at a critical time when more and more Texans are seeing the horrors that flow from the merging of medicine and misguided ideology. Specifically, the opinion concludes that certain procedures done on minors such as castration, fabrication of a “penis” using tissue from […]