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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Texas Deputy Solicitor General J. Campbell Barker to U.S. District Court in Tyler
“I proudly support Cam Barker as President Trump’s nominee to fill one of the vacant judgeships in the Eastern District of Texas,” Attorney General Paxton said. “During his career with the DOJ, in private practice, and as deputy solicitor general in my office, Barker has established a proven record of excellence and professionalism. His fidelity to the rule of law and the Constitution will make him a first-rate federal judge.”

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Appeal Opposing Today’s Foster Care Ruling
“Texas has a solemn responsibility to care for children removed from their homes due to neglect and abuse of all kinds, and last year the Legislature approved landmark changes in the foster care system. When unelected judges improperly assume control of state institutions, Texas officials cannot make the policy they’ve been entrusted to make,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The judge and special masters acted outside of their legal authority and ordered a plan that is both incomplete and impractical. We are asking the Fifth Circuit to correct this error.”

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Commends President Trump for Protecting the Unborn
"Nearing a year in office, President Trump has already taken significant steps to roll back the radical abortion polices of the Obama-era, protect the innocent lives of the unborn, and preserve religious liberties,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The president’s pro-life accomplishments embolden all of us in Texas who believe that every human life, including every baby waiting to be born, is sacred, unique and worthy of protection.”

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Lawsuit Against Business that Caused Bastrop Complex Fire
“Six years after the tragic fire, the Bastrop State Park is still living with the consequences of blatant neglect, and wildlife has decreased dramatically,” Attorney General Paxton said. “My office will not stand by and allow the party who could have prevented this destruction to shirk responsibility.”

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Issues Statement on Today’s Foster Care Ruling
“The Legislature approved and Governor Abbott signed landmark legislation last year to fund improvements in Texas’ foster care system. Unfunded and unrealistic mandates ordered by an unelected federal judge are misguided. We will immediately appeal this unfortunate decision.”

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