Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

AG Paxton Joins Coalition to Protect Second Amendment from Biden Administration

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a Montana-led multistate amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rulemaking on bump stocks. The unconstitutional rule instantaneously transformed hundreds of law-abiding gun owners in the United States into criminals and compelled them to destroy or relinquish lawfully acquired property. ATF does not have the power to change the definition of a “machinegun” on a political whim, and it […]

AG Paxton Defends Construction of Southern Border Wall 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a comment letter to the Biden Administration regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposed rule to designate the prostrate milkweed as an endangered species, thus making portions of the Texas border a designated critical habitat. Texas values the protection of native plant and animal species, but this determination would further destabilize Texas’s border, hindering the construction of the border wall. In fact, the increased influx of illegal aliens through […]

AG Paxton Investigates Potential Violations of State Law  by Puberty-Blocking Drug Manufacturers

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to AbbVie Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as part of an investigation to determine whether these manufacturers of puberty-blocking drugs deceptively advertised and promoted hormone blockers for unapproved uses without disclosing the potential risks to children and their parents. The CIDs follow an internal investigation opened in this matter in mid-December 2021, and last month’s release of a related formal Texas Attorney General Opinion. “Companies should […]

AG Paxton Sends Letter to ALI Opposing Revisions that Benefit Sexual Predators

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate letter to the American Law Institute (ALI) objecting that their proposed amendments to the Model Penal Code (MPC) would weaken laws used to prosecute and prevent sex crimes. Paxton and 37 attorneys general had previously sent a letter to the ALI that resulted in positive updates to the MPC, but additional interim revisions passed by the ALI Council have raised important new concerns. The U.S. Department of […]

AG Paxton Sends Letter to City of Denton, Demanding End of Mask Mandate 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the City of Denton demanding the end of a new policy requiring city employees to wear a mask in all common areas or suffer corrective action. This is a direct violation of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38. The Governor’s authority supersedes local regulation. “This is not a new policy; this is not a new order. The City of Denton is openly defying the Governor after the […]

AG Paxton Investigates GoFundMe for Shutting Down Fundraiser and Taking $10 Million from the Canadian Trucker’s Freedom Convoy 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to GoFundMe Inc. to investigate potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). The crowd-funding platform’s integrity has come into question after it removed a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign for the Canadian truckers “Freedom Convoy” which is protesting vaccine mandates. “GoFundMe’s response to an anti-mandate, pro-liberty movement should ring alarm bells to anyone using the donation platform and, more broadly, any American wanting to protect their constitutional rights,” Attorney General […]

Paxton Helps Secure Fair and Safe Elections for Gregg County 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Shannon Brown and his wife, Marlena Jackson, each pleaded guilty to one count of election fraud, a Class A misdemeanor, for their role in illegal vote harvesting in the March 2018 Gregg County Democratic Primary election, where Brown was elected Gregg County Commissioner, Precinct 4 by just five votes. Brown and Jackson were sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $2,000. Brown wrote a public apology to the Gregg County […]

Paxton Sues Biden Over Unlawful Vaccine Mandate for Texas State Troops

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden Administration over an unconstitutional vaccine mandate being imposed on the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. Neither the President nor federal military officials can order the Governor of Texas and non-federalized National Guardsmen to comply with a vaccination mandate or to direct a particular disciplinary action for failure to comply. President Biden is not those troops’ commander-in-chief; Governor Abbott is. “This is one of the many examples of federal overreach by the […]

Paxton Stops Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton secured a preliminary injunction for the State of Texas, stopping the Biden Administration from imposing vaccine mandates on the employees of Medicaid and Medicare providers and suppliers. “This is a win for liberty. The federal government does not have the ability to make health decisions for hard-working Americans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These unconstitutional mandates have no place in our country, and they are not welcomed here in Texas.” Read the Preliminary Injunction here.

AG Paxton: Claim Deadline Set for Metals.com, Tower Equity,  Chase Metals, and Barrick Capital 

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Claim Deadline April 30, 2021 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with other state regulators and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, recently filed a joint civil enforcement action against Metals.com, Tower Equity, Chase Metals, Barrick Capital, and other associated parties for perpetrating a fraudulent precious metals investment scheme. This case allegedly involves 1,600 investors and more than $185 million in customer funds. “My office is fiercely committed to holding fraudsters accountable and pursuing relief and recovery for victims of illegal scams. I will not stand by as […]