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Friday, April 27, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Applauds 5th Circuit Decision Upholding Texas’ Voter ID Law
“The court rightly recognized that when the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5 last session, it complied with every change the 5th Circuit ordered to the original voter ID law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our democracy. The revised voter ID law removes any burden on voters who cannot obtain a photo ID.”

Friday, April 27, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Applauds Plan to Review and Repeal the Unlawful Obama-Era Clean Power Plan
“We appreciate the Trump administration’s recognition that the NSPS’s nonsensical contributions to the unlawful Clean Power Plan warrant review,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We’re proud to have led a strong coalition opposing this baseless overreach, and we look forward to working with the EPA to find logical, lawful ways to protect both our environment and economy.”

Friday, April 27, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Announces Grand Jury Indictments of Three Candidates from 2016 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Race for Accepting Illegal Campaign Contributions
"Our election laws were established to protect the right of Texans to govern themselves through their elected representatives and to ensure fair and transparent elections, and it is the responsibility of the attorney general to enforce those protections,” Attorney General Paxton said. “No one is above the law. The conduct of the people indicted by the grand jury is illegal and erodes the public trust. Working with local and state law enforcement, my office intends to hold them accountable.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Austin
20-State Coalition Led by AG Paxton Seeks Injunction Against Obamacare
“From the outset, Obamacare’s individual mandate caused countless Americans to purchase insurance they don’t need or enroll in programs that put a tremendous financial burden on Texas and other states,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The sooner Obamacare is enjoined, the better, so that states and individuals can prepare to operate freely again without the stranglehold of a failed Obama-era social experiment.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Congratulates Kyle Duncan on His Confirmation to the 5th Circuit
“I am confident that Kyle Duncan has the utmost respect for our constitutional system and will remain devoted to the rule of law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “There is no doubt that Kyle faithfully adheres to the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution and will honor that in his position as a federal judge.”

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