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Monday, April 27,2015
Media Advisory: Robert Lynn Pruett scheduled for execution

Pursuant to a court order by the 156th District Court of Bee County, Robert Lynn Pruett is scheduled for execution after 6:00 p.m. on April 28, 2015.

Tuesday, April 21,2015
Texas Attorney General’s Office Observes Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The Office of the Texas Attorney General is observing National Crime Victims’ Rights week, which runs from April 19-25, in collaboration with communities statewide. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement:

Monday, April 20,2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton Charges Houston-based “Diploma Mill” with Fraud

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today filed a lawsuit against a Houston-based learning center for unlawfully marketing and selling fraudulent high school diplomas and transcripts. The state is seeking a temporary restraining order and a hearing in a Harris County district court will be held on Wednesday, April 22.

Monday, April 20,2015
Media Advisory: Richard Vasquez scheduled for execution

Pursuant to an order of the 148th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, Richard Vasquez is scheduled for execution after 6:00 p.m. on April 23, 2015.

Friday, April 17,2015
Attorney General Paxton: The President Must Follow the Rule of Law

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today defended an injunction stopping the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional executive amnesty program from taking effect. The Texas-led coalition of 26 states made its case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Tuesday, April 14,2015
Attorney General Paxton Files Brief Defending Injunction Stopping President’s Illegal Amnesty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a supplemental brief defending an injunction secured by a Texas-led 26-state coalition halting the Obama Administration’s attempt to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Oral arguments in the case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will be held Friday in New Orleans.

Monday, April 13,2015
Media Advisory: Manuel Garza scheduled for execution

Pursuant to an order entered by the 399th District Court in Bexar County, Manuel Garza is scheduled for execution after 6 p.m. on April 15, 2015.

Friday, April 10,2015
Federal Court Rejects Significant Portions of EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules

Today a federal court invalidated significant portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas rules as unlawful and directed the agency to rescind and revise its regulation following a lawsuit filed by Texas and other petitioners.  Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement:

Friday, April 10,2015
Attorney General Paxton: The Federal Government Can’t Re-Write the Law

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas today declined the U.S. Department of Labor's request to dissolve its preliminary injunction issued last month preventing its unconstitutional revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) from taking effect. The revisions sought to redefine “spouse” to include same-sex couples. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement after the hearing:

Friday, April 10,2015
Attorney General Paxton Charges Cameron County Land Developer with Violating Colonia Prevention Laws

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an enforcement action to stop a Cameron County developer from continuing to subdivide and lease lots in violation of Texas colonia-prevention laws.

Friday, April 10,2015
Attorney General Paxton Encourages Texans to Recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement today in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month:

Friday, April 10,2015
Attorney General Paxton Reaches Agreement with Dental Supply Distributor over Anticompetitive Conduct

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the settlement of an antitrust investigation into Pennsylvania-based Benco Dental Supply Company’s participation in an illegal group boycott in the dental supply market. The State filed suit in Travis County District Court alleging that Benco violated Texas antitrust law, along with an agreed final judgment prohibiting Benco from engaging in similar conduct and providing for the payment of $300,000 to the State.

Thursday, April 09,2015
Smith County Sheriff Conducts Child Support Roundup

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith – with assistance from the Tyler Police Department; Troup Police Department; the Smith County Community Supervision and Corrections Department; and constables from precincts 2, 3, 4 and 5 – has arrested 25 Smith County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. Today’s sweep was conducted in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division. The effort focused on parents who were the subjects of arrest warrants because of their failure to pay child support.

Thursday, April 09,2015
Media advisory: Kent William Sprouse scheduled for execution

Pursuant a court order by the 40th Judicial District Court of Ellis County, Kent William Sprouse is scheduled for execution after 6:00 p.m. on April 9, 2015.

Wednesday, April 08,2015
Excerpts from Federal Judge’s Order Admonishing Obama Administration for Misleading Court

In an order released Tuesday evening, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas found that the Obama Administration misled the court regarding early implementation of expanded work permits to illegal immigrants and granted limited discovery in the case. In a separate order, also issued Tuesday evening, the judge denied the Administration’s request to immediately implement executive amnesty. Below are excerpts from his order:

Wednesday, April 08,2015
Federal Judge Rules Obama Administration Misled Court Regarding Executive Amnesty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding a ruling by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas that finds the Obama Administration misled the court regarding early implementation of expanded work permits to illegal immigrants. The judge also denied the Administration’s request to immediately implement executive amnesty and granted limited discovery in the case:

Tuesday, April 07,2015
Attorney General Paxton Recovers $25 Million for State of Texas, U.S. Medicaid Program

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has resolved an enforcement action against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical product manufacturer Glenmark Generics Inc. USA. The agreement resolves the State’s investigation under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (“TMFPA”) against Glenmark for fraudulently reporting inflated drug prices to the Medicaid program.

Friday, April 03,2015
Texas Attorney General Paxton Statement on Good Friday, Passover

"This week, Christians are observing Good Friday to commemorate the final moments leading to the crucifixion, and members of the Jewish community are celebrating Passover and their emancipation from enslavement in ancient Egypt. Both observances speak of sacrifice and pain but also of hope over despair."

Thursday, April 02,2015
Attorney General Paxton Joins Amicus Brief in Support of States’ Constitutional Right to Define Marriage

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today joined with the Attorneys General of fourteen other states to file an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal appeals court’s ruling that affirmed the states’ constitutional authority to refuse to allow same-sex marriages or recognize existing same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Tuesday, March 31,2015
Attorney General Paxton: Texas Protects Consumers’ Private Information

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement after today’s conclusion of the four-day bankruptcy hearing regarding RadioShack.





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