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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

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Sec­ond Amend­ment, Stan­dard-Capac­i­ty Magazines

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate friend-of-the-court brief before the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit defending Americans’ Second Amendment rights after California banned standard-capacity magazines for firearms, which hold eleven to fifteen rounds.

April 02, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files SCO­TUS Brief Sup­port­ing Racial Equal­i­ty in Col­lege Admissions

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to overrule Grutter v. Bollinger in the Harvard University affirmative action case.

April 01, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Fed­er­al Inter­fer­ence in State Elec­tion Law Vio­lates the Constitution

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a letter warning United States House and Senate leaders of Constitutional deficiencies within H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021,

March 05, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Motion to Inter­vene, Defends Stu­dent Rights to Free Speech and Due Process

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit defending the Department of Education’s reaffirmation of Title IX’s commitment to protecting students from actual harassment while upholding free speech and due process.

January 27, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Sues Bat­tle­ground States for Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Changes to 2020 Elec­tion Laws

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court.

December 08, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Com­mends Court, Con­tin­ues Defend­ing Stu­dent Rights to Free Speech and Due Process

Attorney General Ken Paxton today praised the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for denying a motion seeking to enjoin the U.S. Department of Education’s new rule concerning Title IX, which seeks to protect students from actual harassment while upholding free speech and fair process.

August 10, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds Court for Pro­tect­ing Baby Girl’s Right to Life

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the Second Court of Appeals for reversing a lower court decision denying a temporary injunction and protecting baby T.L.’s life.

July 24, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads 15 States in Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Free Speech and Due Process for Students 

Attorney Genera l Ken  Paxton  today led 15 states in an amicus brief filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, urging the court to allow the Department of Education to reaffirm Title IX’s commitment to protecting students from actual harassment while respecting free speech and fair process.

July 16, 2020 | Press Release