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Thursday, March 26,2015
Court Grants General Paxton’s Request for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Obama Administration’s Proposed FMLA Rule

AUSTIN –Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after a federal district court granted the state’s request for preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration’s attempt to revise the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):

Wednesday, March 25,2015
Attorney General Paxton Objects to Sale of Texans’ Personal Data in RadioShack Bankruptcy Case

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an objection to the proposed sale of the personally identifiable information of 117 million RadioShack customers. General Paxton released the following statement:

Tuesday, March 24,2015
Attorney General Paxton: We Will Vigorously Oppose the President’s Illegal Amnesty

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals setting a date for oral arguments on the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to stay the preliminary injunction of the president’s immigration executive action:

Monday, March 23,2015
Attorney General Paxton: Marriage Has Been Clearly Defined by Texas Voters

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today spoke to a crowd outside the Texas State Capitol about the importance of protecting marriage, as defined by Texas law and our Constitution.

Wednesday, March 18,2015
Texas Attorney General Paxton Sues Department of Labor Over FMLA Rule

AUSTIN – The Texas Attorney General’s Office today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the newly revised definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which includes a same-sex spouse if the marriage occurred in a state that recognizes such marriage. Attorney General Paxton is also advising state agencies to follow state law, not the federal rule.

Wednesday, March 18,2015
Attorney General Paxton’s Office to Prosecute Two South Texas Men for Voter Fraud

BROWNSVILLE – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Criminal Prosecutions Division will prosecute Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo, who were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code.

Tuesday, March 17,2015
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Stands Up for 2nd Amendment Rights

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton and 22 other state attorneys general are urging the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to permanently discard a proposed ban on M855 5.56 x 45mm ammunition. On March 10, ATF shelved the proposal after an outpouring of opposition, including from the law enforcement community.

Thursday, March 12,2015
Media Advisory: Randall Wayne Mays scheduled for execution

AUSTIN – Pursuant to an order of the 173rd Judicial District Court of Henderson County, Texas, Mays is scheduled for execution after 6:00 p.m. on March 18, 2015.

Thursday, March 12,2015
Attorney General Paxton: We Will Continue to Oppose the President’s Lawlessness

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s motion in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to stay the district court's February 16 preliminary injunction in Texas v. United States:

Wednesday, March 11,2015
National Review Op-Ed: General Paxton Discusses Fight Against President Obama’s Illegal Amnesty

AUSTIN – In today’s National Review, Attorney General Ken Paxton shares why a 26-state bipartisan coalition is fighting to stop President Obama’s lawless executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Excerpts below:

Friday, March 06,2015
Attorney General Paxton Appoints Seven to Choose Life Advisory Committee

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the appointment of seven members to the Choose Life Advisory Committee, which helps the Office of the Attorney General administer funds raised by the sale of Choose Life specialty license plates. The funds are used to promote adoption as an alternative to abortion.

Thursday, March 05,2015
Attorney General Paxton Asks Federal Judge for Discovery to Investigate Obama Administration Misrepresentation

AUSTIN – The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed a motion for discovery after the Obama Administration admitted that tens of thousands of expanded work permits have already been issued to illegal immigrants, in contradiction to the facts the administration presented in U.S. federal court.

Wednesday, March 04,2015
Media Advisory: Manuel Vasquez scheduled for execution

AUSTIN – Pursuant to an order by the 144th District Court of Bexar County, Texas, Manuel Vasquez is scheduled for execution after 6 p.m. on Wed., March 11, 2015.

Wednesday, March 04,2015
Attorney General Paxton Statement on King v. Burwell

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement regarding oral arguments heard before the United States Supreme Court today in King v. Burwell:

Tuesday, March 03,2015
Attorney General Paxton Responds to Obama Administration Request to Stay Executive Amnesty Ruling

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a response with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville opposing the Obama Administration’s motion to stay the court’s ruling on the President’s executive action on immigration.

Monday, March 02,2015
Attorney General Paxton: Protect Yourself From Scammers

AUSTIN –National Consumer Protection Week, runs March 1-7, and Texans are encouraged to protect themselves from scammers by learning more about the tactics and tricks that scammers use to defraud people from their hard-earned dollars.

Friday, February 27,2015
San Antonio Man Sentenced in Sex Trafficking of Minors Scheme

San Antonio, TX - A federal judge sentenced 38-year-old Marcus Deshawn Wright to two life imprisonment terms for sex trafficking of minors plus 30 years in prison for production of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Thursday, February 26,2015
Bell County Constables Conduct Child Support Roundup

TEMPLE – Bell County Pct. 3 Constable Thomas Prado and Pct. 4 Constable Edd Melton III have arrested 20 Bell County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. This week’s sweep, which started Monday, 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.

Wednesday, February 25,2015
Attorney General Paxton Speaks at Heritage Foundation Discussion on the Case Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today was joined by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson at the Heritage Foundation for a discussion on the case against President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty. Nebraska is part of a 26-state bipartisan coalition led by Texas fighting to stop the President’s attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Monday, February 23,2015
Consumer Alert: Beware of Spam Emails Claiming to Originate from the Texas Attorney General, Threatening Arrest

AUSTIN – A malicious new spam email featuring Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s name and an arrest threat has recently hit inboxes statewide.

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