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Religious Liberty

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 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 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

AG Pax­ton Sues for Access to Pub­lic Records on San Antonio’s Dis­crim­i­na­to­ry Exclu­sion of Chick-fil‑A from its Airport

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition in Travis County District Court against the City of San Antonio as part of his office’s investigation into the city’s exclusion of Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract.

June 03, 2019 | Press Release