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Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Defends Constitutionality of Texas’ Foster Care System at 5th Circuit
“We appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate that this case raises serious federalism concerns when an unelected federal judge sought to substitute her own individual judgment for that of the people of Texas’ duly elected representatives, executive officers, and judges,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The district court’s misguided directives will irreparably harm the foster care system, uproot many children, and reverse the progress that Texas has made since the Legislature enacted landmark changes to the system last year.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Dispatches Letters to Three School Districts to Halt Unlawful Electioneering
“My office fully encourages Texas schools to educate their students on civic duties and assist them in registering to vote. But pushing faculty or others to vote for a particular person is a clear violation of the Texas Election and Education Codes,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These school districts must understand that they are responsible, as all state agencies are, for refraining from spending public funds on advocating for or opposing political candidates. The electioneering of these school districts is unacceptable and a poor example of the civic responsibility, integrity, and honesty that Texas educators should model for our students.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Congress To End Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements
“Congress today has both opportunity and cause to champion the rights of victims of sexual harassment in the workplace by enacting legislation to free them from the injustice of forced arbitration and secrecy when it comes to seeking redress from egregious misconduct condemned by all concerned Americans,” the attorneys general wrote.

Monday, February 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Oldham to the 5th Circuit
“Along with being one of the brightest legal minds around, Andy Oldham has a proven and distinguished record of excellence, professionalism and public service,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Judges who adhere to the Constitution and rule of law are desperately needed today, and I’m confident that Andy will faithfully fulfill that duty when his nomination to the 5th Circuit is confirmed.”

Friday, February 9, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Brief to Defend Arizona Law Keeping Taxpayer Money from Firms that Boycott Israel
“The movement to boycott companies and citizens based on nothing more than the Israeli nationality listed on their articles of incorporation or passports is an attempt to cause economic isolation and injury to a key ally and trading partner of Texas and the rest of the United States,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Arizona’s law, which is similar to those in Texas, Nevada and many other states, simply supports a long-established principle of non-discrimination and is wholly constitutional.”

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