The settlement between Marion County and the ACLU is an attempt to get around a state law they dont agree with, Attorney General Paxton said. The policy agreed to by the county obstructs the federal governments ability to enforce the nations immigration laws, and it puts the safety of police officers and the public at risk. Indianas sanctuary cities law should be fully enforced.
This is a great day for the First Amendment and the right of citizens to participate in government, Attorney General Paxton said. Waller County should be embarrassed and ashamed of using litigation as a tool to silence someone who merely called on it to stop violating a state law.
The Legislature has enacted laws empowering schools to encourage voting and assist students in registering to vote, but school districts violate the Texas Election and Education codes when they exhort faculty or others to vote for a particular person or ballot measure, Attorney General Paxton said. Spending taxpayer dollars on advocating for or against political candidates is unacceptable. It erodes public trust in our schools and, more importantly, diverts taxpayer funds from their intended purposeenabling educators to provide the youth of Texas the education and skills they need to succeed in life and fully participate in our democracy.
This was nothing more than a desperate attempt at a parting gift from President Obama to radical environmentalists at the end of his presidency, Attorney General Paxton said. The Obama administration bypassed Congress to implement rules designed to perpetrate land grabs, kill energy projects and block economic development. Im pleased the Trump administration will reconsider the rules and I am confident they will ultimately be rescinded.
Local governments, including school districts, cannot pick and choose which laws to abide by, Attorney General Paxton said. White Deer ISD was taking homeowners hard-earned money in violation of the Texas Constitution and state law. This lawsuit was about standing up for homeowners in Carson County and Texas voters.
Im pleased the 5th Circuit recognized that Senate Bill 4 is lawful, constitutional and protects the safety of law enforcement officers and all Texans, Attorney General Paxton said. Enforcing immigration law prevents the release of individuals from custody who have been charged with serious crimes. Dangerous criminals shouldnt be allowed back into our communities to possibly commit more crimes.
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 64-year-old David Wynn McClary of Cleburne, Texas on five arrest warrants for Promotion of Child Pornography, which is a second-degree felony. According to Texas law, he could face up to 20 years in prison per charge.
The directives laid out by the District Court are misguided and dangerous, and would reverse the progress Texas has made since the Legislature enacted changes to the system last year, Attorney General Paxton said. Addressing concerns regarding the foster care system should be done by the peoples representatives, not an unelected federal judge and the courts appointed masters who imposed their own unrealistic vision.
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Zachery Allen Crawford from Granbury, Texas on four counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Crawford, who is 31, could face up to 40 years in prison for the charges, according to state law.
Nothing is more vital to our democracy than the integrity of our voting process, and my office will do everything within its abilities to solidify trust in every election in the state of Texas, Attorney General Paxton said. Were grateful to Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands for uncovering these election fraud cases. Im hopeful these prosecutions will send a message that deters voter fraud in the future.
As the Supreme Court recognized, digital images of each child victim are trafficked worldwide, and there may be thousands of defendants found to possess each victims image, Attorney General Paxton and his counterparts wrote in a letter to House leadership and the House Judiciary Committee. As a result, victims are only able to receive a small amount of restitution from each defendant and must pursue thousands of cases in order to receive full restitution. Preventing victims from collecting full restitution is unjust to those harmed by the scourge of child pornography. This legislation is vital to protecting victims and our communities.
The Rio Grande plays an integral role in the water supply for Texas border regions and farmers, and New Mexicos illegal actions have deprived Texans of this vital resource, Attorney General Paxton said. I am pleased the Supreme Court delivered an opinion that bolsters our case against New Mexico for taking water from Texas in violation of the Rio Grande Compact.
The existing framework leaves American workplaces vulnerable to rules that may rely on incorrect information and assumptions that are political in nature, inconsistent or not based on expertise, Attorney General Paxton said. The CFPB was operating in an unaccountable and unauthorized fashion, and their rogue behavior cannot go unchecked.