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Paxton Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Religious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief in support of religious liberty, in a case that is pending in the Colorado Court of Appeals. Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop is the second case brought against Jack Phillips, a baker, under state public accommodation laws—this time because he refused on religious grounds to make a custom cake celebrating a customer’s gender transition. The previous case against Mr. Phillips was resolved in his favor by the United States Supreme Court. The amicus brief argues that the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause prevents the government from enforcing state laws that interfere with Americans’ exercise of their religious beliefs. […]

AG Paxton Asks 5th Circuit to Uphold Texas’ Sanctuary Cities Law

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today said he was encouraged by the strong case his office presented at oral argument before a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Senate Bill 4, a common-sense measure that bans sanctuary cities in Texas. The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 4 earlier this year to set a statewide policy of cooperation with federal immigration authorities enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. “I am encouraged by […]