AG Pax­ton: Court Affirms OAG Author­i­ty to Pros­e­cute Felony Elec­tion Law Violations

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the First Court of Appeals in Texas reversed a district court decision that quashed one count of an indictment against Zena Collins Stephens for tampering with a government record, which is a state jail felony.

July 09, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Brief in Sup­port of Free Speech for Texas Attorneys

Attorney General Paxton filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in defense of First Amendment rights for members of the State Bar of Texas.

July 08, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds SCO­TUS for Pro­tect­ing Reli­gious Lib­er­ty of Faith-Based Organizations

Attorney General Ken Paxton today  commended the United States Supreme Court for upholding religious liberties for faith-based organizations and their employees by defending the constitutional rights of both Our Lady of Guadalupe, a private Catholic school, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns who care for the elderly poor. 

July 08, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: SCO­TUS Restarts Ener­gy Con­struc­tion Nationwide

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the United States Supreme Court for partially staying a district court order that halted energy infrastructure construction nationwide and impeded economic growth.

July 07, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Releas­es State­ment on SCO­TUS Deci­sion Defend­ing Free Exer­cise of Reli­gion and School Choice

Attorney General Paxton today gave this statement following the United States Supreme Court’s decision holding a provision in the Montana Constitution that prohibits the state from providing aid to religious entities—known as a Blaine Amendment—violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

June 30, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abor­tion Law That Pro­tect­ed Women

Attorney General Paxton today decried the United States Supreme Court for invalidating a Louisiana law that protects women by requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

June 29, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds Supreme Court for Leav­ing in Place Fifth Cir­cuit Order Block­ing Unlaw­ful Mail-In Voting

Attorney General Paxton today applauded the United States Supreme Court for leaving in place a Fifth Circuit order blocking unlawful mail-in voting.

June 26, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Apex Home Ener­gy Solu­tions to Imme­di­ate­ly Halt Decep­tive Busi­ness Practices

Attorney General Paxton announced that his office obtained an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction against Apex Home Energy Solutions, LLC, stopping the business from selling falsely represented residential solar products or energy efficiency products and services in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).

June 25, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Sec­ond Let­ter in Sup­port of Law Enforcement

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a coalition of 17 states, led by Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr, in a letter to President Trump, Attorney General Barr and Congressional leaders in support of law enforcement.

June 25, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Files Brief Ask­ing SCO­TUS to Declare Oba­macare Unlawful

Attorney General Paxton today filed a brief asking the United States Supreme Court to declare Obamacare unlawful in its entirety.

June 25, 2020 | Press Release