AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on today’s arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:

“I hope that the Fifth Circuit recognizes the district court’s error in allowing this case to continue despite a total lack of evidence that my agency or the Texas Workforce Commission may attempt to take action against the City for enforcing an ordinance aimed at preventing discriminatory housing practices. Not only did the City of Austin bring this case purely on speculation and the imagined threat of litigation, the City itself acknowledged that the Property Code does not provide direct enforcement authority to any particular state agency. To continue this case would be a waste of time and taxpayer dollars that could be better allocated to fighting real instances of discrimination and government overreach.”