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Friday, July 13, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Commends Fifth Circuit Ruling Upholding First Amendment for the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
“The Fifth Circuit correctly protected the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, a non-party, from an overly broad demand by an abortion group for internal communications that were not only irrelevant to the subject of this case, but invaded the faith group’s treasured First Amendment right to be free from courts prying into their religious beliefs” Attorney General Paxton said. “In making such an erroneous demand, abortion advocates succeeded only in demonstrating that they are willing to violate the Constitution to further their pro-abortion agenda and attempt to silence those offering a respectful burial to unborn children.”

Friday, July 13, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Issues Consumer Alert on Misleading Homestead Tax Exemption Offers
“My office is actively reviewing all of the complaints and we will take whatever legal steps are necessary to stop unlawful activity by any company trying to take advantage of Texans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I urge anyone who has received a solicitation offering a ‘designation of homestead’ that they believe is deceptive to please call my office’s consumer hotline at 800-621-0508 and report it.”

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Joins 26-State Coalition Urging Prompt Senate Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
“Throughout his career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated an abiding commitment to the principles and freedoms on which our country was founded, and an unshakable respect for the proper role of the courts within our constitutional structure,” the coalition wrote. “The Senate should confirm President Trump’s choice without delay.”

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Office, Travis County DA Margaret Moore Obtain Conviction, 40-Year Prison Sentence in Sex Trafficking Case Involving a 14-Year-Old Victim
“As a result of this successful, first-of-its-kind partnership between my office, the Travis County District Attorney’s office and the Texas Department of Public Safety, a dangerous and despicable human trafficker has been brought to justice,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I’m grateful to the prosecutors and our law enforcement partners for their tireless work on this collaborative effort. My office will continue to work to protect victims from sex trafficking and prosecute those who profit from the exploitation of human beings.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads 14-State Brief Challenging Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
“The CFPB was designed to be a rogue agency and its structure violates the Constitution’s separation of powers,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The CFPB operates like a branch of government unto itself, insulated from Congressional appropriations and presidential authority. Its unlawful structure allows for an unelected and unaccountable director to wield more power than anyone else in the U.S. government, except the president.”

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