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Monday, May 16, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: First Amendment Freedoms Must Be Protected
"My office and the Alabama Attorney General have joined Exxon in the effort to have this abusive and unconstitutional subpoena thrown out of state court. This is the strongest demonstration yet of the almost-religious zeal with which climate change proponents attack those with whom they disagree, and how little the First Amendment freedoms mean to people with such an agenda."

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Austin
AG Ken Paxton and Deputy AG Adrienne McFarland: The Hollywood Ending Marjorie Nugent Deserves
"Hollywood can’t change the facts of the real crime. Unfortunately, what they did do was demonize the victim of this crime, who was a trusting, elderly woman lonely for companionship. If any awareness need be raised by this story, it’s the fact that elder abuse is rampant. Our office, in fact, is playing a key role in sounding the alarm, investigating abuse against elders who are in long-term care facilities, and connecting other abused parties to the proper authorities. It’s a very real problem for seniors across Texas who don’t have access to the publicity Hollywood can generate."

Monday, April 4, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: The Abuse of Government Power Endangers Everyone
"We are taking a stand against President Obama’s illegal power grab to assure that We the People keep our voice and to hold the President accountable to the Constitution of the United States of America."

Monday, January 25, 2016 – Austin, Texas
Child Support Evader: David Martinez Jr.
Attorney General Ken Paxton needs your help to find Child Support Evader David Martinez Jr., one of the Most Wanted Child Support Evaders in Texas. Martinez, who was named a Child Support Evader in 2015, owes more than $38,000 for his children’s care. Martinez has gone underground to elude officials and willfully avoid arrest.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – Austin
AG Paxton: Sports Gambling Websites Require Change in Law
"In Texas, the law is clear that gambling laws are triggered by partial – that is to say, “any” – chance. This is based on the text of the law and is reinforced by my predecessors’ opinions. As such, the business practices of a few specific companies actively cross the line between fantasy sports and illegal gambling. To be clear, your traditional fantasy league, where the participants either do not gamble money or they split the entire pot, is – as a general rule – legal. It’s when third parties get a cut of the pot where they get into dangerous legal ground."

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