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Pax­ton Con­tin­ues Fight for Med­ical Free­dom by Fil­ing Peti­tion Against San Anto­nio ISD in the Texas Supreme Court

Attorney General Paxton filed a petition for review requesting the Texas Supreme Court to reverse Texas’s San Antonio-based Fourth Court of Appeals’ ruling in favor of San Antonio ISD and issue an injunction against the district’s unlawful vaccine mandate. 

September 13, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief to Pro­tect Amer­i­can Ser­vice Mem­bers’ Reli­gious Free­dom from Biden’s Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Vac­cine Mandate

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Mississippi-led amicus brief in the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to prevent American service members from being forced to take a vaccine that goes against their religious beliefs.

September 02, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Releas­es Advi­so­ry Clar­i­fy­ing the Law: Pub­lic Schools Can­not Impose Man­dates as the New School Year Begins

Attorney General Paxton issued an advisory for the start of the new school year, reminding Texas public schools that mask mandates continue to be prohibited, pursuant to Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-38.

August 24, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Chal­leng­ing CDC’s Trans­porta­tion Mask Mandate

Attorney General Paxton joined a Florida-led amicus brief filed in the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeking to affirm a successful challenge to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Transportation Mask Mandate.

August 11, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Secures Impor­tant Vic­to­ry in Fifth Cir­cuit Against Impos­ing Harm­ful Mask-Man­dates on Kids

Yesterday Attorney General Paxton secured a ruling against imposing mask mandates on Texas children in violation of state law.

July 26, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Two Ami­cus Briefs Oppos­ing Biden’s Fed­er­al Con­trac­tor Vac­cine Mandates

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed two related Florida-led amicus briefs—one before the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and another before the St. Louis-based Eighth Circuit.

July 01, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Chal­lenges Mil­i­tary Vac­cine Man­date Again

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined several states in an amicus brief supporting military service member Lt. Col. Jonathan Dunn’s request for a religious exemption from the federal vaccine mandate.

April 14, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Let­ter Demand­ing Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Halt Head Start Mask Mandate

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with 22 other states, sent a letter to the Biden Administration demanding that it immediately rescind the Head Start mask mandate.

March 14, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sup­ports Kentucky’s Chal­lenge to Fed­er­al Con­trac­tor Vac­cine Mandate

Attorney General Paxton joined 20 other states in filing an amicus brief in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting Kentucky’s multistate coalition challenging the federal vaccine contractor mandate.

March 14, 2022 | Noteworthy

City of Den­ton Repeals Mask Man­date After AG Pax­ton Lawsuit

Attorney General Paxton has announced that the City of Denton has rescinded its mask mandate and repealed all COVID ordinances, following Attorney General Paxton’s filing of a lawsuit against it for violating Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-38. 

March 04, 2022 | Press Release