AG Pax­ton Reach­es Bipar­ti­san Agree­ment with Texas Coun­ties and Cities in Prepa­ra­tion for Set­tle­ment with Opi­oid Defendants

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a coordinated bipartisan agreement with county leaders from around the state regarding the way Texas will direct future settlement money to people most impacted from the opioid epidemic.

May 28, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Issues State­ment as Tex­ans Mourn the Loss of Con­gress­man Sam Johnson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued this statement following the mournful loss of Congressman Sam Johnson.

May 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds Texas Supreme Court; Dis­abil­i­ty Claims on Mail-In Bal­lots Reserved for Tex­ans With Actu­al Ill­ness or Disability

Attorney General Ken Paxton today  applauded the Texas Supreme Court for ruling that election officials in Dallas, Cameron, El Paso, Harris and Travis Counties are incorrect to include fear of contracting COVID-19 as a “disability” on mail-in ballot applications.

May 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Tem­porar­i­ly Stays Dis­trict Court Deci­sion Man­dat­ing Uni­ver­sal Mail-In Bal­lot­ing in Vio­la­tion of Texas Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for granting a temporary administrative stay in an unlawful decision by the federal district court in San Antonio that allowed anyone in Texas to vote by mail using protections specifically created to aid those with an actual disability or illness. 

May 20, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Appeal Urg­ing the Fifth Cir­cuit to Block Unlaw­ful Expan­sion of Mail-In Voting

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, opposing a ruling by a federal court in San Antonio that allows anyone to vote by mail using protections specifically created to aid those with a true disability or illness that renders them incapable of voting in-person.  

May 20, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Issues State­ment on Dis­trict Court Order Unlaw­ful­ly Per­mit­ting Vot­ing by Mail

Attorney General Paxton today issued this statement following the order from a San Antonio district judge.

May 19, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Com­mends Texas Supreme Court for Stay­ing Mail-In Bal­lot Rul­ing and Allow­ing Con­tin­ued Pros­e­cu­tion of Elec­tion Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the Texas Supreme Court for allowing the continued prosecution of voter fraud and staying an incorrect ruling by the Houston Court of Appeals that would have prevented state officials from enforcing state law regarding mail-in ballots.

May 15, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Asks Texas Supreme Court to Stay Order Expand­ing Mail-In Voting 

Attorney General Ken Paxton today asked the Texas Supreme Court to immediately stay an order by the Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth Judicial District, which reinstated a Travis County District Court order allowing anyone in Travis County to vote by mail using special protections intended to aid only those with true disabilities or sicknesses.

May 15, 2020 | Press Release

Court Awards Mil­lions for Tex­ans in Med­ic­aid Fraud Lawsuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Hon. Catherine Mauzy of the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County has ruled Dr. Richard Malouf of ASDC Holdings, LLC responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

May 14, 2020 | Press Release