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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 | Noteworthy

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Joins 17-State Ami­cus Defend­ing Federalism

This case challenges the City of Pittsburgh’s bubble zone ordinance around abortion facilities.

April 30, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Pro-Life Med­ic­aid Pro­gram in South Carolina

This case presents an issue of national importance and federal circuit conflict: whether the provider-choice plan requirement of the Medicaid Act is privately enforceable.

April 30, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­state Ami­cus Urg­ing SCO­TUS to Allow Peo­ple to Sue Cor­po­ra­tions in the State Where They Were Injured

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today led 40 attorneys general in an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of decisions by the Supreme Courts of Montana and Minnesota.

April 06, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads 20-State Coali­tion Defend­ing Reli­gious Free­dom of Lit­tle Sis­ters of the Poor at SCOTUS

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 20-state coalition in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Obama-era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

March 10, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins 14-State Coali­tion in Defense of Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton and 13 other states filed a friend-of-the-court brief today defense of religious liberty after a Colorado district court determined that privately owned businesses can be fined for declining to provide services that violate their religious beliefs.

January 31, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Brief to Pro­tect the Right to Life for Babies with Down Syndrome

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 17 other states in a friend-of-the-court brief to protect babies with Down Syndrome from abortion based solely on their genetics.

January 22, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Baby T.L.’s Right to Life Must be Protected

Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Second Court of Appeals, urging the court to reverse a lower court’s order and grant baby T.L.’s family a temporary injunction until the case is resolved to protect the baby’s life.

January 17, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Sup­port­ing Mis­sis­sip­pi Law Lim­it­ing Abor­tion After 15 Weeks

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined Louisiana’s friend-of-the-court brief which was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of Mississippi as it seeks en banc review of a law prohibiting non-emergency abortions past the 15th week of pregnancy.

January 07, 2020 | Noteworthy

State of Texas, AG Pax­ton and Gov. Abbott Sup­port Emer­gency Stay for Tinslee Lewis

The State of Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Gov. Greg Abbott filed an amicus curiae letter today in the Second Court of Appeals, agreeing with the Lewis family that the Ft. Worth appellate court should grant an emergency stay of the trial court’s order denying the family’s request for a temporary injunction until the appeal is finally resolved and, thus, preserving the life of 11-month old Tinslee Lewis.

January 03, 2020 | Noteworthy