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Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Defend­ing Con­sti­tu­tion­al Use of Mod­ern Rifles’

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate coalition defending the Second Amendment and demanding the San Francisco-based United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit strike down California’s Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (AWCA) in the case of Miller v. Bonta.

June 23, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defends Sec­ond Amend­ment Rights, Sends Let­ter to ATF

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives opposing its June 7 proposal to require federal registration of firearms with attached “stabilizing braces.”

June 09, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defends Sec­ond Amend­ment, Firearms With Over 10-Capac­i­ty Magazines

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 24 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a New Jersey law that violates the Second Amendment by banning firearms with magazines that hold more than 10 bullets

June 03, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Warns U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion Against Adopt­ing Race-Based Pri­or­i­ties and Projects

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined two letters issued to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, one in partnership with the America First Policy Institute and Texas Public Policy Foundation and the other with a coalition of 20 attorneys general for other states.

May 21, 2021 | Press Release

Cal­i­for­nia Court Dis­miss­es Twit­ter vs. Texas Lawsuit

A district court in California today dismissed Twitter’s lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton, in which the social media giant attempted to halt Attorney General Paxton’s investigation into Twitter’s potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. 

May 11, 2021 | Press Release

Wash­ing­ton D.C. State­hood Vio­lates the Con­sti­tu­tion, is Bad for Texas and America

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders, warning that passing the “Washington, D.C. Admission Act” is unconstitutional, unsound policy, and would create a super-state with unrivaled power.  

April 13, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Defends the Depart­ment of Education’s Final Rule, Uphold­ing Pro­tec­tion for Stu­dents’ Rights

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit defending the Department of Education’s “Final Rule,” a reaffirmation of Title IX’s commitment to protecting students, which bolsters the anti-discrimination purpose of Title IX without infringing on the constitutional rights afforded to all Americans. 

April 09, 2021 | Noteworthy