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Friday, February 17, 2017 – Austin
Weekly Updates from Attorney General Ken Paxton: February 17, 2017
I wrote for Breitbart Texas last year, “Politics has a nasty habit of trumping good policy.” Recent events have made me want to add a postscript: politics makes for a terrible foundation on which to base a court opinion. It can cloud even the most routine of legal questions and turns an opportunity for the court to provide clarity into a morass of bad and often contradictory precedent.

Friday, February 10, 2017 – Austin
Weekly Updates from Attorney General Ken Paxton: February 10, 2017
President Trump recently announced that he is considering an executive order which will tackle the problem of voter fraud. The ensuing speculation has ignited a flurried back-and-forth among the national media, as political pundits debate whether voter fraud represents a genuine threat to American democracy or whether it is instead a shadow moving across a wall. Meanwhile, here in Texas, voters received a living reminder of just how easy it is for the enterprising few to manipulate the system and cast a ballot illegally.

Monday, February 6, 2017 – Austin
Weekly Updates from Attorney General Ken Paxton: February 3, 2017
Everyone should have a hero to whom they aspire—someone who drives them to be better, to succeed, to be stouthearted in their principles. When I was a young attorney, Justice Antonin Scalia occupied that role. He was the epitome of what a U.S. Supreme Court justice should be. He was intelligent, sharp-witted, compassionate, and joyful in his vocation. He all but singlehandedly brought the Constitution’s text back into the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence.

Friday, January 27, 2017 – Austin
Weekly Updates from Attorney General Ken Paxton: January 27, 2017
When President Obama gave his first inaugural address, it was an emotional moment in American history. There stood the country’s first African-American president, a man who overcame the struggles of the past, yet who promised a united future, free from embitterment. He was a candidate elected on the wings of hope and change. Eight years later, I can attest that the president’s campaign pledge was at best a hollow victory.

Friday, January 20, 2017 – Austin
Weekly Updates from Attorney General Ken Paxton: January 20, 2017
Have you had the chance to read the op-ed I published on FoxNews.com? I held former President Obama’s feet to the coals for his hypocrisy regarding health care reform. For the last few months he and his party have done little else but gripe that Republicans’ determination to repeal Obamacare was heartless and exhibited a callous disregard for this country’s most vulnerable citizens. Forgive me, but I would put more stock in that line of criticism had President Obama not consistently imperiled the poor’s access to health care for the sake of the left’s social agenda.

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