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AG Pax­ton State­ment on Con­fir­ma­tion of Jus­tice Amy Coney Bar­rett to Unit­ed States Supreme Court

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement following Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as the newest justice of the United States Supreme Court.

October 26, 2020 | Press Release

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 Hails SCO­TUS Deci­sion Back­ing Mis­souri in Death Penal­ty Case

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court after it rejected a death row inmate’s challenge to Missouri’s plan to execute him by lethal injection.

April 02, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton State­ment on U.S. Supreme Court Vot­er ID Ruling

“Texas enacted a common-sense law to provide simple protections to the integrity of our elections and the democratic process in our state,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “We appreciate the Supreme Court allowing the law to remain in effect at this time and look forward to defending the merits of our case in front of the entire Fifth Circuit next month.”

April 29, 2016

State­ment by Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton on the Pass­ing of Jus­tice Scalia

America today lost one of the finest jurists our country has known in my lifetime, a powerful voice for liberty and a passionate defender of the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution. His passing is a deep loss for our nation. Angela and I will keep his wife, Maureen, his children and his grandchildren in our prayers.

February 13, 2016

Nation­wide, Bipar­ti­san Sup­port for HB 2

“We are grateful for the overwhelming support received from across the country in support of common-sense measures to protect women,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Medical experts, legal scholars, lawmakers and women physically injured by the abortion industry are among those who filed briefs in support of women’s safety.”

February 05, 2016

Texas Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court to Pro­tect Health and Safe­ty of Women

“The Kermit Gosnell scandal shocked our nation and put a spotlight on the urgent need to prevent such tragedies from happening in our own state,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Texas lawmakers joined other states in adding common-sense measures to protect Texas women and the Court should uphold the ability of the state to ensure women seeking abortions are not harmed.”

January 27, 2016

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton: HB 2 Ele­vates the Stan­dard of Care for Texas Women

“The common-sense measures Texas has put in place elevate the standard of care and protect the health of Texas women. The state has wide discretion to pass laws ensuring Texas women are not subject to substandard conditions at abortion facilities. The advancement of the abortion industry’s bottom line shouldn’t take precedent over women’s health, and we look forward to demonstrating the validity of these important health and safety requirements in Court.”

November 13, 2015