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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

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion to Stop Cor­po­ra­tions from Forum Shopping

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 43 states and territories to support the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act.

November 09, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Hails Supreme Court Deci­sion Uphold­ing States’ Rights to Pros­e­cute Criminals

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding its longstanding view on states’ rights to prosecute criminals.

June 17, 2019 | Noteworthy