AG Pax­ton: Exclud­ing Reli­gious Jurors Con­sti­tutes Dis­crim­i­na­tion Based on Faith

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined seven other states in an amicus brief before the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that a Florida district court had wrongfully excluded a juror because of his religious beliefs and that the court’s decision should be reversed. 

December 03, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Joins 18-State Coali­tion Defend­ing Oper­a­tion of the Dako­ta Access Pipeline

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined an 18-state coalition in a friend-of-the-court brief urging the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to allow continued operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline

July 14, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Defend­ing Sec­ond Amend­ment and Right to Self Defense

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined an amicus brief in defense of the second amendment, which includes citizens’ right to bear arms both in and outside of their homes.

June 04, 2020 | Amicus Brief

Texas Joins Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Law­ful Search and Seizure

Texas joined a Utah-led amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to take a case that asks whether the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination permits a suspect to refuse to unlock their electronic devices even if law enforcement has a warrant. In this case, the Pennsylvania Attorney General investigated and arrested Joseph Davis, who was suspected of sharing child pornography online.

May 27, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Defend­ing Sep­a­ra­tion of Pow­ers and Urg­ing Court to Dis­miss Case Against Lt. Gen­er­al Michael Flynn

Texas joined an amicus brief led by Ohio that argues the district court in the Michael Flynn prosecution should grant the United States’s motion to dismiss the charges against Mr. Flynn.

May 18, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing State Sovereignty

Texas today joined a Tennessee-led amicus brief in support of Michigan’s petition for rehearing en banc from a Sixth Circuit panel decision that declared the Constitution affords a fundamental right to “basic minimum education” and places control of public schools in the hands of federal judges rather than local officials.

May 14, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Leads Ami­cus Brief Sup­port­ing Chal­lenge to Unlaw­ful Actions by Office of Fed­er­al Con­tract Com­pli­ance Programs

Texas led a seven state coalition supporting a lawsuit brought by Oracle in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

May 05, 2020 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Call­ing for Clar­i­ty in the Rules Gov­ern­ing Appel­late Review of Remand Orders

Texas joined a friend-of-the-court brief led by Indiana, asking the United States Supreme Court to address the question of whether a court of appeals is permitted to review any issue encompassed in district court orders remanding a case to state court...

May 01, 2020 | Amicus Brief