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Pax­ton Vic­to­ri­ous Against San Anto­nio ISD Unlaw­ful Vac­cine Mandate

All employees of San Antonio ISD should know that they are not required to be vaccinated at this time and cannot be terminated for not being vaccinated.

October 14, 2021 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Con­tin­ues the Fight Against San Anto­nio ISD’s Unlaw­ful Vac­cine Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton continues to fight in court to defend Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-39, which prohibits local entities from enforcing vaccine mandates.

September 29, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Secures Tem­po­rary Restrain­ing Order Against Paris ISD in Mask Man­date Lawsuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a Lamar County district court issued a temporary restraining order against Paris ISD regarding its unlawful mask mandate.

September 14, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Mul­ti­ple Law­suits Against School Dis­tricts Defy­ing State Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the filing today of three lawsuits against three school districts defying Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38 regarding mask mandates: Richardson, Round Rock, Galveston, Elgin, Spring and Sherman Independent School Districts.

September 10, 2021 | Press Release

Texas Supreme Court Sides with Pax­ton Regard­ing Ban on Mask Mandates

Attorney General Ken Paxton commends the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to grant the emergency motion for temporary relief in the case of Abbott v. San Antonio, keeping the decision to enforce mask mandates with the governor, not local government entities.

August 26, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Suc­cess­ful­ly Sues Vac­cine-Man­dat­ing School District

Last Thursday, August 19, Attorney General Paxton sued the San Antonio Independent School District and its superintendent for mandating all district employees receive a COVID-19 shot in violation of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order 38, which bans public entities from requiring individuals to receive COVID-19 vaccines administered under the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) “emergency use authorization.”

August 23, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues San Anto­nio ISD and Super­in­ten­dent Pedro Mar­tinez for Employ­ee Vac­cine Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint asking for a temporary restraining order against San Antonio ISD after it refused to follow Executive Order GA-38.

August 20, 2021 | Press Release

Gov­er­nor Abbott, Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Aligned in Defense of Exec­u­tive Order Pro­hibit­ing Mask Mandates

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the filing of a mandamus petition in the 5th Court of Appeals to strike down the actions by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

August 11, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton State­ment on Vac­ci­na­tion Mandates

Attorney General Ken Paxton condemns Democrats’ attempts to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for state and federal employees.

July 29, 2021 | Press Release