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Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief to Hold Face­book Accountable

The State of Texas has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against Facebook’s vague and inaccurate legal interpretation of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, intended to shield it from liability for human trafficking that was facilitated using the social media platform.

October 27, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins a Mul­ti­state Coali­tion to Stop the Sup­pres­sion of Par­ents’ Right to Free Speech

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition to defend the right to free speech for concerned parents across the country.

October 18, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Fight­ing IRS Pro­pos­al to Report Bank Accounts

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition demanding the Biden Administration rescind the IRS proposal that would require banks and financial institutions to report to the federal government information on every bank account that has a balance of $600 and more than $600 in transactions in a single year. 

October 18, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Defend­ing Con­sti­tu­tion­al Use of Mod­ern Rifles’

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate coalition defending the Second Amendment and demanding the San Francisco-based United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit strike down California’s Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (AWCA) in the case of Miller v. Bonta.

June 23, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defends Sec­ond Amend­ment Rights, Sends Let­ter to ATF

Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives opposing its June 7 proposal to require federal registration of firearms with attached “stabilizing braces.”

June 09, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defends Sec­ond Amend­ment, Firearms With Over 10-Capac­i­ty Magazines

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 24 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a New Jersey law that violates the Second Amendment by banning firearms with magazines that hold more than 10 bullets

June 03, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Warns U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion Against Adopt­ing Race-Based Pri­or­i­ties and Projects

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined two letters issued to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, one in partnership with the America First Policy Institute and Texas Public Policy Foundation and the other with a coalition of 20 attorneys general for other states.

May 21, 2021 | Press Release

Cal­i­for­nia Court Dis­miss­es Twit­ter vs. Texas Lawsuit

A district court in California today dismissed Twitter’s lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton, in which the social media giant attempted to halt Attorney General Paxton’s investigation into Twitter’s potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. 

May 11, 2021 | Press Release