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AG Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief with Supreme Court in Sup­port of Louisiana Abor­tion Law That Pro­tects Women

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Supreme Court calling for dismissal of a constitutional challenge to a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

December 31, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Texas Courts Must Respect Parental Rights

Attorney General  Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court supporting parental custody rights and arguing against unnecessary government interference in the relationship between parents and children.

December 17, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins 18-State Coali­tion Urg­ing SCO­TUS to Over­turn the Shut­down of a Job-Pro­duc­ing Pipeline

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office joined a coalition of 18 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that blocked construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, impeding the nation’s economic growth.

December 10, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Defends Right to Life for 9‑Month-Old Baby Girl

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the District Court of Tarrant County in support of a nine-month-old baby girl who is fighting for her life after Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas denied the baby’s mother’s request to continue life-sustaining treatment for her.

November 22, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads 16 States in Supreme Court Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Reli­gious Freedom

Attorney General Ken Paxton today led 16 states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the Obama-era U.S.

November 01, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads 11-State Brief Ask­ing SCO­TUS to Eval­u­ate Con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the Con­sumer Finan­cial Pro­tec­tion Bureau

Attorney General Ken Paxton led 11 states in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the United States Supreme Court, asking it to accept a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

November 01, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Files Mul­ti­state Ami­cus Brief with Supreme Court Sup­port­ing Trump Admin­is­tra­tion Effort to Rescind Unlaw­ful DACA Program

Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a multistate coalition in an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court opposing the unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and supporting the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the program.

August 27, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Urg­ing Supreme Court to Allow Faith-Based Orga­ni­za­tions to Con­tin­ue Car­ing for Fos­ter Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a multistate coalition in an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of faith-based child welfare organizations.

August 26, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Co-Leads Ami­cus Brief Urg­ing the Supreme Court to Over­turn Judi­cial Expan­sion of Title VII

Co-leading a coalition of 15 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the court to overturn attempts by lower federal courts to bypass Congress and to judicially expand provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibit discrimination based on a person’s sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

August 23, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Office Defends State Abor­tion Reg­u­la­tions in Court

A legal team from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today defended reasonable state abortion regulations designed to protect the health and safety of women.

August 09, 2019 | Noteworthy