Pax­ton Announces $15.3 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment Reached in Texas City Y Oil Spill Nat­ur­al Resource Dam­age Case

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to announce a $15.3 million settlement of the Texas City Y Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage (NRDA) matter.

December 01, 2021 | Press Release

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 Ami­cus Brief Sup­port­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief in support of religious liberty, in a case that is pending in the Colorado Court of Appeals. Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop is the second case brought against Jack Phillips, a baker, under state public accommodation laws—this time because he refused on religious grounds to make a custom cake celebrating a customer’s gender transition.

November 19, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Nation­wide Inves­ti­ga­tion Into Instagram’s Impact on Young People

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a nationwide investigation into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, for providing and promoting its social media platform – Instagram – to children and young adults despite knowing that such use is associated with physical and mental health harms.

November 18, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Responds to Goli­ad County’s Bor­der Dis­as­ter Declaration

Attorney General Ken Paxton has provided a legal opinion in response to Goliad County Attorney Rob Baiamonte’s request for advice regarding a county judge’s authority to  make and terminate a local disaster declaration.

November 17, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Third Amend­ment in Antitrust Law­suit Against Google

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amended complaint alleging Google’s abuse of its monopoly power in online advertising.

November 16, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop Title X Funds from Being Used for Abortions

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition filing an amicus brief in federal court, seeking to prevent Title X funds from being used to subsidize abortions under a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

November 16, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Law­suit Against Biden Administration’s Vac­cine Man­date for Health­care Workers

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration challenging its “Vaccine Mandate Rule.”

November 15, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Motion to Stop Biden’s Vac­cine Con­trac­tor Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop President Biden’s unlawful vaccine mandate against federal contractors

November 15, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defends TDCJ in U.S. Supreme Court

Today in the United States Supreme Court, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defended the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s decision to disallow John Ramirez, who was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Pablo Castro in 2005, from having a pastor speak out loud and touch Ramirez during his execution by lethal injection.

November 09, 2021 | Press Release