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Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on the Washington State Supreme Court’s Decision in the Arlene’s Flowers Case
“The First Amendment guarantees the liberty to speak freely, and the fundamental right to disagree. The government cannot force individuals to create art against their conscience and deeply held religious beliefs. Today’s display of intolerance by the Washington State Supreme Court both defies the Constitution and seeks to outlaw the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Compelling individuals to speak messages against their sincerely held beliefs is un-American and unconstitutional.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: Texas Files Amicus Brief Supporting President Trump’s Constitutional Immigration Order
“The law makes it very clear that the president has discretion to protect the safety of the American people and our nation’s institutions with respect to who can come into this country,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The safety of the American people and the security of our country are President Trump’s major responsibilities under the law.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: Harris County Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that officers with his Criminal Investigations Division arrested Daniel James Dickson, 44, of Houston, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads Six-State Coalition on Brief in Support of Religious Liberty
“The government lacks any and all constitutional authority to interfere in the internal administrative affairs of the church; such an intrusion is in fact strictly prohibited,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The First Amendment exists in order to preserve the people’s right to shape their own faith and advance their church’s mission. This, by necessity, includes managing the church’s financial assets and deciding how, when, and by what principles those assets should be invested or spent. For the judiciary to step in is to put the weight of law behind one theological divide and force the court in the position of creating religious doctrine.”

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