AG Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief Ask­ing Texas Supreme Court to Rule Against Unlaw­ful Bag Bans

“Cities across Texas are failing to respect the rule of law and unlawfully passing the burden of municipal solid waste management to residents and retailers through bag bans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Municipalities do not get to violate Texas law merely because they don’t like it. We’re asking the Texas Supreme Court to uphold the law so that the ruling can be used to invalidate similar ordinances across Texas.”

June 15, 2017 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Leads 16-State Coali­tion in Ami­cus Brief Sup­port­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s Trav­el Ban

“The executive order is a tailored response to a very real threat to our national security,” Attorney General Paxton said. “A temporary pause on entry from countries with heightened security concerns is necessary to shore up our nation’s vetting procedures. The president is fulfilling his solemn duty to protect Texans and all Americans.”

June 06, 2017 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Leads Coali­tion of 11 AGs to Defend the First Amend­ment on Cli­mate Change Pol­i­cy Debate

“The Constitution was written to protect citizens from government witch-hunts that are nothing more than an attempt to suppress speech on an issue of public importance, just because a government official happens to disagree with that particular viewpoint,” Attorney General Paxton said when filing the brief.

September 09, 2016 | Amicus Brief

Fed­er­al Court Agrees with Texas Brief and Rejects Pro­posed Class Action Set­tle­ment for Ben­e­fit­ing Lawyers Instead of Class Members

A federal district court in California, last Wednesday, rejected the proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against Similasan Corporation (Allen v. Similasan Corp., Case N. 12-cv-376-BAS-JLB, S.D. Cal.). Among other claims, the company was accused of engaging in false and deceptive labeling of their homeopathic products. A proposed settlement class counsel and Similasan presented to the court would have only paid class attorneys and two plaintiffs, while affected consumers would not receive any monetary compensation and would waive their claims for compensation.

August 15, 2016 | Amicus Brief

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Ami­cus in Vir­ginia School Bath­room Lawsuit

“One’s sex is a biological fact, not a state of mind,” stated General Paxton. “If this radical new interpretation by the Department of Education is permitted to go unchallenged, schools may no longer be able to maintain separate restrooms, showers, and locker rooms on the basis of students’ actual sex. Title IX permits all schools to maintain separate facilities, including bathrooms and locker rooms, and I will defend that principle.”

May 11, 2016 | Amicus Brief

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Stands with Dal­las Busi­ness Lead­ers against Pornog­ra­phy Convention

“It is vital that governmental entities have the ability to exclude sexually-oriented businesses from property that they own,” General Paxton said. “The City of Dallas, through its democratically-elected officials, has rightfully decided that its convention center should not be home to an event where obscenity and criminal activity occurs. A federal court should not overturn that decision by elected officials.”

April 14, 2016 | Amicus Brief

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief with Texas Supreme Court in Sup­port of Reli­gious Liberties

“The Kountze cheerleaders’ case involves personal expressions of faith and an ill-advised school district change of policy that has mislabeled their expressions of faith as ”˜government speech,’” Attorney General Paxton said. “Let’s not forget that our country was founded on the very concept of religious freedom. When our fundamental rights are threatened, we have an obligation to defend them ”“ and I stand with the students and parents at Kountze High School who are committed to move forward in this important fight.”

September 25, 2015 | Amicus Brief