Attorney General Paxton

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

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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 […]