Ken Paxton


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Friday, January 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition in Brief to Defend Life and Federal Immigration Laws
“An unlawfully-present alien with no substantial ties to this country has no constitutional right to abortion on demand,” Attorney General Paxton said. “If ‘Moe’ prevails in this case, it will contradict U.S. Supreme Court precedent and create a right to abortion for anyone who enters the U.S. illegally, no matter how briefly. Texas has a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life. Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.”

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton: Permanent Injunction Ends Illegal Sale of Synthetic Drugs by San Antonio Convenience Store
“My office will not tolerate synthetic drugs being marketed as safe and legal substances when they present such devastating health risks to users” Attorney General Paxton said. “My office will do everything within its power to protect Texans from this growing threat.”

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton: SCOTUS Agrees to Review Texas’ Redistricting Case
“We are eager for the chance to present our case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which ordered the district court in San Antonio to draw lawful congressional and House maps in 2012 that the Legislature adopted in 2013 and used in the last three elections,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The lower court’s decisions to invalidate parts of the maps it drew and adopted is inexplicable and indefensible.”

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton: D.C. Court Rejects Challenge to President Trump’s Authority to Appoint CFPB Acting Director
“I am pleased that the district court recognized that longstanding legal precedent supports the president’s power to appoint personnel in this situation. The CFPB was operating in an unaccountable and unauthorized fashion,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Accountable government requires some oversight over our independent regulators. The CFPB’s rogue behavior cannot go on unchecked.”

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Asks SCOTX to Strike Down Illegal Bag Bans in Laredo and Across Texas
“Laredo and Austin, among others, flout the law when they unlawfully pass the burden of solid waste management to residents and retailers through illegal bag bans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Municipalities do not get to violate Texas law just because they feel like it. This case gives the Texas Supreme Court the opportunity to uphold the law so that the ruling can be used to invalidate illegal bag bans statewide.”

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