AG Pax­ton Issues Guid­ance Let­ter on Post­poned Elections

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued guidance stating that local officials cannot postpone local elections that were scheduled to be held on May 2, 2020 beyond November 3, 2020.

July 30, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads 21 States in Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson led 21 states in an amicus brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit defending the religious liberty of public employees.

July 29, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans of Price Goug­ing in Wake of Hur­ri­cane Hanna

Following the severe weather and flooding in South Texas during Hurricane Hanna, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

July 29, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Issues Legal Guid­ance on School Reopening

Guidance on the opening of local schools for the upcoming school year, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

July 28, 2020 | Press Release

SCAM ALERT: AG Pax­ton and DOJ Part­ner to Warn Con­sumers of Fraud­sters Sell­ing Coun­ter­feit, Mis­la­beled, Non-Exis­tent PPE

Attorney General Ken  Paxton, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, today informed the public about several fraudulent schemes involving masks, personal protection equipment (PPE), and other COVID-19 related equipment.

July 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds Court for Pro­tect­ing Baby Girl’s Right to Life

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the Second Court of Appeals for reversing a lower court decision denying a temporary injunction and protecting baby T.L.’s life.

July 24, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief in Defense of Minnesota’s Bal­lot Order Statute

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in defense of Minnesota’s ballot order statute, which places candidates on the ballot based on party affiliation, with the party netting the lowest number of votes in the preceding election listed first.

July 23, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Sec­ond Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Stu­dent Rights to Free Speech and Due Process

Attorney General  Ken  Paxton  today led 15 states in an amicus brief filed in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York, defending the Department of Education’s reaffirmation of Title IX’s commitment to protecting students from actual harassment while upholding free speech and fair process.

July 20, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Defends Mis­sis­sip­pi Law Lim­it­ing Abor­tion After 15 Weeks

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Texas and 17 other States supporting a Mississippi law prohibiting non-emergency abortions past the 15th week of pregnancy.

July 20, 2020 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Issues Guid­ance to Reli­gious Pri­vate Schools for Fall Reopenings

Attorney Genera l Ken  Paxton  today issued a guidance letter to religious private schools in Texas, informing them that local public health orders attempting to restrict their reopenings violate the United States and Texas Constitutions and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

July 17, 2020 | Press Release