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Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion to Stop Exper­i­men­ta­tion on Youth

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition to defend against a challenge to Arkansas’ law that stops experimentation on children experiencing gender dysphoria.

November 22, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion in Pro­tect­ing Chil­dren from Dan­ger­ous, Life-Alter­ing Procedures

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition in support of Arkansas’ defense of its recently-enacted law banning the use of hormones and surgery to treat gender dysphoria in children.

July 15, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Exclud­ing Reli­gious Jurors Con­sti­tutes Dis­crim­i­na­tion Based on Faith

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined seven other states in an amicus brief before the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, arguing that a Florida district court had wrongfully excluded a juror because of his religious beliefs and that the court’s decision should be reversed. 

December 03, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins 18-State Coali­tion Defend­ing Oper­a­tion of the Dako­ta Access Pipeline

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined an 18-state coalition in a friend-of-the-court brief urging the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to allow continued operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline

July 14, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Defend­ing Sec­ond Amend­ment and Right to Self Defense

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined an amicus brief in defense of the second amendment, which includes citizens’ right to bear arms both in and outside of their homes.

June 04, 2020 | Noteworthy

Texas Joins Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Law­ful Search and Seizure

Texas joined a Utah-led amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to take a case that asks whether the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination permits a suspect to refuse to unlock their electronic devices even if law enforcement has a warrant. In this case, the Pennsylvania Attorney General investigated and arrested Joseph Davis, who was suspected of sharing child pornography online.

May 27, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Defend­ing Sep­a­ra­tion of Pow­ers and Urg­ing Court to Dis­miss Case Against Lt. Gen­er­al Michael Flynn

Texas joined an amicus brief led by Ohio that argues the district court in the Michael Flynn prosecution should grant the United States’s motion to dismiss the charges against Mr. Flynn.

May 18, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing State Sovereignty

Texas today joined a Tennessee-led amicus brief in support of Michigan’s petition for rehearing en banc from a Sixth Circuit panel decision that declared the Constitution affords a fundamental right to “basic minimum education” and places control of public schools in the hands of federal judges rather than local officials.

May 14, 2020 | Noteworthy