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Friday, August 18, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Appeals Redistricting Ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court and Seeks Stay of District Court Order
“Judges should get out of the business of drawing maps,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We firmly believe that the maps Texas used in the last three election cycles are lawful, and we will aggressively defend the maps on all fronts.”

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads 16-State Coalition in Amicus Brief Supporting President Trump’s Travel Ban
“A pause on entry from terror-prone countries is justified to ensure that new arrivals are thoroughly vetted,” Attorney General Paxton said. “President Trump is fulfilling his promise to secure our border, protect our country and keep Americans safe from terror. Since 1980, 44 travel bans have been instituted by presidents, including six during the Obama-era. Yet various judges have gone out of their way to override President Trump’s lawful travel ban based purely on partisan politics.”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Joins 49 Attorneys General Asking Congress to Amend Sex Trafficking Law
“Texas will use all legal means to catch human traffickers and bring them to justice,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Amending the Communications Decency Act to include online classified ad services will strengthen the ability of all law enforcement agencies to stop companies like Backpage from profiting from the sex trafficking of men, women and children.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Reacts to Court’s Redistricting Ruling
“We appreciate that the panel ruled in favor of Texas on many issues in the case. But the portion of the ruling that went against Texas is puzzling considering the Legislature adopted the congressional map the same court itself adopted in 2012, and the Obama-era Department of Justice did not bring any claims against the map,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We look forward to asking the Supreme Court to decide whether Texas had discriminatory intent when relying on the district court.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Thanks 42 Congressional Members, 15 States, Bioethics Expert, and Eagle Forum for Filing Amicus Briefs in Support of Texas’ Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood
“I’m grateful to the multi-state coalition, Senators Cornyn and Cruz and their congressional colleagues, Dr. Donovan and the Eagle Forum for their support of Texas cutting off major taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood because of its serious breaches of medical and ethical standards,” Attorney General Paxton said. “It’s evident by Planned Parenthood’s repugnant conduct that it is not a ‘qualified’ provider under the Medicaid Act.”

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