AG Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin­is­tra­tion, Demand­ing Imme­di­ate Halt to Unlaw­ful Depor­ta­tion Freeze

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a complaint and motion for temporary restraining order in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, asking the Court to immediately halt the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

January 22, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Issues Civ­il Inves­tiga­tive Demands to Five Lead­ing Tech Com­pa­nies Regard­ing Dis­crim­i­na­to­ry and Biased Poli­cies and Practices

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple, asking the companies for their policies and practices regarding content moderation and, more specifically, for information related to Parler, a social media application recently terminated or blocked by Google, Amazon, and Apple.

January 13, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Texas Supreme Court Ends Unlaw­ful City of Austin and Travis Coun­ty Shut­down Orders

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the Supreme Court of Texas for granting the state’s petition and directing the court of appeals to enjoin enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders,

January 01, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Calls on Texas Supreme Court to Halt Unlaw­ful City of Austin and Travis Coun­ty Shut­down Orders

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will be asking for an emergency stay with the Supreme Court of Texas later today, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services.

January 01, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Urges Third Court of Appeals to Halt Unlaw­ful City of Austin and Travis Coun­ty Shut­down Orders

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he filed an appeal in the Austin-based Third Court of Appeals, urging the court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which illegally impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services

December 31, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues City of Austin, May­or of Austin, Travis Coun­ty, and Coun­ty Judge for Impos­ing Unlaw­ful Shut­down Orders

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a petition for temporary injunction and temporary restraining order in Travis County District Court to halt enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s orders, which impose a four-day shutdown of dine-in food and beverage services.

December 30, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­state Coali­tion in Law­suit Against Google for Anti­com­pet­i­tive Prac­tices and Decep­tive Misrepresentations

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the State of Texas is leading a multistate coalition in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices and deceptive misrepresentations in connection with its role in the multi-trillion-dollar online display advertising industry.

December 16, 2020 | Press Release