Response to DHS’s Unlaw­ful Pause on Removals

January 21, 2021 | Noteworthy

OAG Senior Coun­sel Paul Singer Receives Career Staff of the Year Award from NAAG

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended Paul Singer, Senior Counsel for Public Protection, after he received the Attorney General Career Staff of the Year Award from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

December 04, 2020 | Noteworthy

CON­SUMER ALERT: Beware of Scam­mers Dur­ing Nation­wide Giv­ing Tuesday

Today, Texas celebrates Giving Tuesday, a nationwide day of giving for charitable causes. In light of common holiday scams and fraudulent charities, the Office of the Attorney General offers these crucial DOs and DON’Ts for Texans who want to give during the holiday season

December 01, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Dr. Suzan­na Gra­tia Hupp Joins OAG as Spe­cial Advi­sor for 87th Leg­isla­tive Session

 Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp will serve the Office of the Attorney General as Special Advisor and will assist with the upcoming 87th Legislative Session.

November 30, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Announces Josh Reno as Deputy Attor­ney Gen­er­al for Crim­i­nal Justice

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Josh Reno, a graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice.

November 24, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Women’s Sports Must Ensure Fair­ness and Equal Oppor­tu­ni­ty for Women

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a 14-state coalition urging the San Francisco-based United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a lower court decision and support Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

November 20, 2020 | Noteworthy

ICY­MI: SCO­TUS Backs Texas Attor­ney General’s Office in its Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Texas Depart­ment of Crim­i­nal Justice

Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the U.S. Supreme Court for denying inmates’ request to re-impose burdensome COVID-19 requirements that unnecessarily exceeded professional measures already implemented by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

November 17, 2020 | Noteworthy

ICY­MI: AG Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Urg­ing SCO­TUS to Ensure Secu­ri­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia Vot­ing Process

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 10 state attorneys general in an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to grant writ of certiorari and reverse a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowing mail-in ballots to be received three days after Election Day, even without postmarks.

November 10, 2020 | Noteworthy

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Announces Staff Pro­mo­tions: Les­ley French as Chief of Staff and Shawn Cowles as Deputy AG for Civ­il Litigation

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the promotions of Lesley French and Shawn Cowles within the Office of the Attorney General.

November 06, 2020 | Noteworthy

Poll Watchers/​Workers May Per­form Duties With­in 6ft of Others

The Office of the Attorney General has received reports of poll watchers being dismissed for not maintaining more than six feet of social distancing from voters or election workers. Dismissing poll watchers for this reason is inconsistent with guidance issued by the Secretary of State, and may constitute a violation of the Texas Election Code.

October 31, 2020 | Noteworthy