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Friday, December 1, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Two Amicus Briefs to Protect Unborn Children
“States have a valid interest in protecting the dignity of human life, and defending human life at all stages of development,” Attorney General Paxton said. “No society should tolerate brutal abortion procedures, or killing an unborn child based on discriminatory beliefs regarding disability, gender or race.”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Brief Defending President Trump’s Legal Authority to Appoint an Acting Director of the CFPB
“Federal law is on President Trump’s side and the legality of his appointment of Mick Mulvaney to the CFPB was confirmed by the White House counsel’s office, the U.S. Department of Justice and the CFPB’s own general counsel,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The CFPB was unlawfully constituted around an unelected and unaccountable director who ran it as an unauthorized separate branch of government, which is an open invitation for abuses of power. President Trump recognizes that the structure of the CFPB begs checks and balances.”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Praises Governor Abbott’s Intent to Appoint Former AG Staffer, Jimmy Blacklock, to Texas Supreme Court
“I am proud of Jimmy’s tireless legacy of defending the liberty of Texans at the Office of the Governor and the Office of the Attorney General,” Attorney General Paxton said. “He is a constitutional conservative who will faithfully apply the law and not bend to the desire to rewrite it from the bench. That devotion is absolutely vital for a court that handles so many of Texas’ most important cases.”

Monday, November 27, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Joins Coalition Supporting President Trump’s Appointment of a Temporary CFPB Director
“It is clear that the Acting Director’s role affords significant influence over decisions that affect day-to-day lives of the people of our States and the country as a whole,” the attorneys general wrote in the letter. “The opposite result would allow an unelected outgoing agency director to choose a temporary successor who may be at odds with the Executive Branch’s understanding of the agency’s mission and statutory mandate – and thereby continue the CFPB’s practice of overreaching regulation that harms the interests of consumers and small financial institutions.”

Monday, November 27, 2017 – Austin
OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests McCulloch County Man for Possession of Child Pornography
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 57-year-old David Ray Gardner, of Brady, last week on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Gardner could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

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