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Pax­ton Steps Up to Defend States’ Rights After Biden Admin Forces Alas­ka to Adopt Left-Wing Hunt­ing Policies

Attorney General Paxton joined a West Virginia-led cert-stage amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Biden Administration’s attempts to encroach upon states’ rights and make it more difficult for Americans to hunt.

December 22, 2022 | Press Release

Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Gives Up on Case, Leav­ing in Place Major Pax­ton Vic­to­ry Strik­ing Down Woke HHS Policies

On October 1, Attorney General Paxton won a major victory when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas struck down two Biden Administration agency rules concerning “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

December 13, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Wins Major Non-Del­e­ga­tion Case in the Fifth Cir­cuit, Stops Unac­count­able Pri­vate Reg­u­la­tors from Harm­ing the Horserac­ing Industry

Attorney General Paxton has secured a significant victory in the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, with the court striking down the federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) as unconstitutional.

December 05, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Biden Admin Crit­i­ciz­ing Unlaw­ful Rule that Forces States to Adopt Woke Gen­der Policies

Attorney General Paxton joined a Tennessee-led comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding that HHS scrap its proposed rule, which expands Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act far beyond what was ever intended.  

October 11, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Secures Anoth­er Major Vic­to­ry Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion, Stop­ping Their Attempts to Force Woke Gen­der Pol­i­cy on Texans

Attorney General Paxton has secured another major victory over the Biden Administration with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruling in favor of Texas and halting implementation of two woke Biden Administration rules.  

October 06, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to U.S. Sen­ate Demand­ing Rejec­tion of a Bill that Would Under­mine States’ Author­i­ty and Amer­i­can Energy

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Louisiana-led coalition in strongly opposing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 and sending a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Mitch McConnell expressing the reasons for such opposition.  

September 26, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads Coali­tion Chal­leng­ing Court’s Deci­sion Erod­ing Con­sti­tu­tion­al Sep­a­ra­tion of Pow­ers, Fed­er­al­ism Concerns

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led an 18-state coalition amicus brief in support of Utah’s challenge in the Denver-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, opposing a court order requiring Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to sit for an hours-long oral deposition about an employment dispute

July 12, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins SCO­TUS Brief Chal­leng­ing California’s Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Nation­wide Ani­mal and Food Regulations

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined an Indiana-led multistate amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing a California law that regulates the sale of out-of-state pork, veal, and eggs.  

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Get Biden Admin Out of State Mili­tia Business

Attorney General Paxton joined a Mississippi-led multistate amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Ohio National Guard and against Biden’s Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), which has sought to over-regulate the Guard.

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to SEC Crit­i­ciz­ing Biden’s Rad­i­cal Envi­ron­men­tal Reg­u­la­tions Imposed on Amer­i­can Businesses

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a multistate letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opposing its proposed rule to impose a crushing matrix of new climate-related disclosures on publicly traded companies and other entities.

June 17, 2022 | Press Release