Ken Paxton


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Friday, November 17, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Protect Prayer at Public Meetings
“Lawmaker-led prayer has existed across the country for more than a century,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Opening legislative meetings in prayer has consistently involved lawmakers themselves exercising their own religious liberty.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: Child Predators Brought to Justice in Williamson County Operation
Continuing its efforts to protect children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office arrested three men in Williamson County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during an online operation last week. The men were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Criminal Prosecutions Division Helps Obtain the Death Penalty in Mass Murder Case
“We are grateful on behalf of the victims’ families that justice has been served, and we are thankful that this vicious killer has been removed from society,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Given the brutal nature of the mass murders, anything short of the death penalty would have been disproportionate. I am grateful to the Criminal Prosecutions Division of my office and the Anderson County DA’s office for all of the hard work they put into trying and winning this case.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: 39,000 Texans May Be Eligible for Refunds Now in Western Union Settlement
“Scam artists are always looking for new ways to fool people into wiring them money, including schemes involving deceiving people into believing they are speaking with family members, romantic interests, lotteries or contests,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These fraudsters will be held accountable for their abuse of hardworking Texans.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Affirms Support for Former OAG Staffers Don Willett and James C. Ho for 5th Circuit Nominations
“As their testimony today showed, Justice Willett and Jim Ho are brilliant legal minds who will honor the Constitution, follow the rule of law and refrain from legislating from the bench,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I was proud to recommend them to President Trump and look forward to their approval by the U.S. Senate so they can begin their important work as judges on the 5th Circuit.”

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