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Religious Liberty

AG Pax­ton Issues Let­ter to CDC Request­ing Review of Inter­im Guidance

The Office of the Attorney General sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking it to revise its Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

May 07, 2020 | Noteworthy

Gov­er­nor Abbott and Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Update Guid­ance for Hous­es of Wor­ship as Texas Reopens

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued updated joint guidance regarding the effect of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18 on religious services conducted by congregations and houses of worship.

April 27, 2020 | Press Release

Gov­er­nor Abbott and Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Pro­vide Updat­ed Joint Guid­ance to Hous­es of Worship

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued updated joint guidance regarding the effect of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16 on religious services conducted by congregations and houses of worship.

April 21, 2020 | Press Release

Gov­er­nor Abbott and Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Pro­vide Joint Guid­ance for Hous­es of Wor­ship Oper­at­ing as Essen­tial Services

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued joint guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA 14 on religious services conducted in congregations and houses of worship.

April 01, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads 20-State Coali­tion Defend­ing Reli­gious Free­dom of Lit­tle Sis­ters of the Poor at SCOTUS

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 20-state coalition in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Obama-era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

March 10, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins 14-State Coali­tion in Defense of Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton and 13 other states filed a friend-of-the-court brief today defense of religious liberty after a Colorado district court determined that privately owned businesses can be fined for declining to provide services that violate their religious beliefs.

January 31, 2020 | Noteworthy

Law & Lib­er­ty: Reli­gious Liberty

On our very first episode, David Hacker, Special Counsel to the First Assistant Attorney General, joins us as we discuss the free exercise of religion clause listed in our First Amendment. We dig into the finer points of religious liberty and share details of both high and low-profile cases centered around this fundamental right.

December 11, 2019 | Podcast

AG Pax­ton Applauds Ken­tucky Supreme Court for Uphold­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the Kentucky Supreme Court for ruling in favor of Blaine Adamson’s right to refuse printing messages that violate his religious beliefs.

November 01, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads 16 States in Supreme Court Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Reli­gious Freedom

Attorney General Ken Paxton today led 16 states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor’s right to an exemption from the Obama-era U.S.

November 01, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Applauds SCO­TUS Deci­sion Pro­tect­ing Cross at Vet­er­ans Memorial

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a cross may continue to mark a World War I veterans memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland.

June 20, 2019 | Noteworthy