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Dem Challenger Nearly Tied With Texas AG Ken Paxton

The Hill reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza are almost tied ahead of this year’s midterms, a poll released Monday shows. The Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll found Paxton leading Garza 34 to 32 percent among Texas voters, within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. …

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Republican AGs Sue USDA Because Food Assistance Programs Can’t Discriminate Against LGBTQ Recipients

The Texas Tribune reports: Ken Paxton and more than 20 other attorneys general are challenging the federal Food and Nutrition Service’s new policy that recipients of food assistance funds update their nondiscrimination policies to protect LGBTQ people. Paxton and his counterparts claim the guidance issued by the USDA is “unlawful” because states were not consulted and did not have an …

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Texas AG Bans Staff Lawyers From State Bar Events

The Texas Tribune reports: Attorney General Ken Paxton is escalating his feud with the State Bar of Texas by banning his office’s lawyers from speaking at any events organized by the bar. Paxton’s office also will not pay for any attorneys to attend bar-sponsored events. The state bar is suing Paxton over his 2020 lawsuit challenging the presidential election results …

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TX Sues Feds Over Guidance On Emergency Abortions

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas is suing the Biden administration over guidance released Monday telling the nation’s doctors they’re protected by federal law to terminate a pregnancy as part of emergency treatment — and threatening to defund hospitals that don’t perform these procedures. The Biden administration’s guidance states that federal law requires doctors to perform abortions for pregnant people in …

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Texas AG Seeks Dismissal Of Disbarment Lawsuit

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to dismiss a professional misconduct lawsuit filed by the state bar against him related to his legal challenge of the 2020 presidential election, court documents show. Paxton asked a district court in Collin County to dismiss the Texas State Bar’s lawsuit. The state’s top lawyer, a Republican who is …

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Texas AG “Looking At” Fining Corporations $100,000 Each Time They Pay An Employee For Abortion Travel

Yahoo News reports: Texas attorney general Ken Paxton says he is planning to prosecute corporations that pay for employees to travel interstate to access abortion care. “It’s actually a new concept for us — these corporations deciding to pay for people to go get their abortions,” Mr Paxton said in an interview with NewsNation. He said the penalties for businesses …

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Texas AG: I Would Defend Anti-Sodomy Law [VIDEO]

The Houston Chronicle reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week seemingly expressed support for the Supreme Court potentially overturning past rulings on cases involving the LGBTQ community following the downfall of Roe v. Wade on Friday. During a Friday appearance on News Nation’s “On Balance with Leland Vittert,” Paxton said he would support the Supreme Court revisiting the cases …

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Texas AG: “Praise The Lord, Abortion Is Illegal In Texas”

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Republican leaders celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday as Democrats vowed to fight back at the ballot box. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision returned the issue of abortion access to the states, and due to a “trigger law” in Texas, the state will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilizations …

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Texas AG On School Shootings: “God Has A Plan”

“If I lost one of my children I’d be pretty devastated, especially in a way that is so senseless and seemingly has no purpose.  “I would just have to say, if I had the opportunity to talk to the people I’d have to say, look, there’s always a plan. I believe God always has a plan. Life is short no …

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Court: Texas AG Can’t Intervene In Transgender Suit

The Dallas Morning News reports: The state of Texas cannot intervene in a lawsuit between Children’s Medical Center Dallas and one of its doctors over gender-affirming care for trans patients, a Dallas judge decided Friday. After a contentious hearing that lasted more than two hours, Dallas County Judge Melissa Bellan said Attorney General Ken Paxton had not convinced her that …

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Texas AG Files To Defend Group Behind Book Bans

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants his office to help defend Llano County officials being sued for restricting and banning books from their public library system. In a court filing, Paxton asked Austin-based federal district court Judge Robert Pitman to let the state intervene in the lawsuit, which was filed by seven Llano County residents. If …

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Texas AG Opens Investigation Into Twitter’s Bot Claims

Bloomberg News reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he opened an investigation of Twitter, claiming the social media platform may be misleading people with false reporting of its bot accounts, violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The Republican attorney general announced the probe the same day Twitter would-be buyer, billionaire Elon Musk, threatened to pull out of his …

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Texas Bar Sues AG Ken Paxton Over Election Lawsuit

The Associated Press reports: The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party’s nomination for a third term. The state bar asked a Dallas-area …

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Paxton Wins Texas AG Runoff Despite Multiple Scandals

The Texas Tribune reports: Embattled incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton beat out Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday in the Republican primary runoff as Texas GOP voters picked a beleaguered candidate with legal and personal scandals over the last remaining Bush to serve in public office. Decision Desk called the race early for Paxton, about 40 minutes after polls …

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Suggests Arming Teachers

“Having one point of entry and making it more difficult for people even to get in that point of entry and having – potentially – teachers and other administrators who have gone through training and who are armed because first responders typically can’t get there in time to prevent a shooting. “This is just not possible unless you have a …

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GOP Senator Rips “Embarrassing” Indictment “Hanging Over The Head” Of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

The Texas Tribune reports: Attorney General Ken Paxton has faced a slew of controversies in the past few years, including an FBI investigation into allegations he abused his office to help a wealthy donor, a 7-year-old felony securities fraud indictment, a lawsuit from the state bar challenging his ethics as a practicing attorney for suing to block the 2020 election …

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TX Supreme Court Restarts Attacks On Trans Children

CNN reports: After a pause on investigations of families seeking gender-affirming care for their transgender children, the Texas Supreme Court said the state’s child protective services investigations can continue while an appeals process plays out on the merits of the case. The opinion released Friday still restricts the state from investigating the so-called “Doe” family, which brought forward a lawsuit …

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Texas AG Launches Investigation Into State Bar Hours After They Sue Him For Misconduct Over Election Suit

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state’s top lawyer, said Friday the state bar was suing him for professional misconduct related to his lawsuit challenging the 2020 presidential election. “I have recently learned that the Texas State Bar — which has been waging a months-long witch-hunt against me — now plans to sue me and my …

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Texas Sues To Stop Lifting Of Trump-Era CDC Policy

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Friday to halt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from lifting Title 42, a pandemic-era health order used by federal immigration officials to expel migrants, including asylum-seekers, at the U.S.-Mexico border. Title 42, which was enacted in March 2020 by the Trump …

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Texas AG Declares School District’s “Pride Week” Illegal

The Hill reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said in a letter to the Austin Independent School District (AISD) this week that its Pride Week was “breaking state law.” Paxton wrote Tuesday that by hosting pride week, the district “has, at best undertaken a week-long instructional effort in human sexuality without parental consent. Or, worse [the] district is cynically …

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