Ken Paxton

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AG Paxton Issues Statement After Court Ruling Blocks City of Austin’s Unlawful Sick Leave Ordinance
Friday, August 17, 2018 – Austin

"The minimum amount of compensation established for workers, including the minimum amount of paid time off, is a decision entrusted by the Texas Constitution solely to the Texas Legislature," Attorney General Paxton said. "I'm confident that an appeals court will recognize that the law expressly preempts cities from passing a different law simply because they disagree with the judgment of our state’s elected representatives."

AG Paxton Commends 5th Circuit Decision Upholding Campus Carry Law
Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Austin

“The lawsuit was filed because the professors disagreed with the law, not because they had any legal substance to their claim,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed for all Americans, including college students, and the 5th Circuit’s decision prevents that right from being stripped away by three individuals who oppose the law enacted by the Legislature.”

AG Paxton Leads 12-State Coalition in Brief Supporting First Amendment in Public Policy Debates
Friday, August 10, 2018 – Austin

“This case is about the right of citizens to have a viewpoint on a topic of public debate without fear of government retaliation for expressing it,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York are abusing their law enforcement authority to suppress the free speech of a company they disagree with, violating ExxonMobil’s constitutional rights.”

AG Paxton Asks U.S. District Court for Nationwide Injunction to Phase Out the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Austin

“DACA is unconstitutional because it rewrote federal law over the objections of Congress,” Attorney General Paxton said. “DACA represents a dangerous view of executive power, which would allow the president to unilaterally set aside any duly enacted law. It cannot be allowed to stand without doing serious harm to our Constitution. This lawsuit is vital to restoring the rule of law to our immigration system.”

AG Paxton Recovers $110 Million for Texas in Medicaid Fraud Settlements
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Austin

“Texas leads the country in protecting its Medicaid system from pharmaceutical fraud,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The allegations that led to this settlement are especially disturbing because the well-being of children and the integrity of the state hospital system were jeopardized. The cooperation and support of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission was essential in achieving this outstanding outcome for Texans.”

AG Paxton Continues Pressing for DACA Phase Out in U.S. District Court
Friday, August 3, 2018 – Austin

“DACA is unconstitutional because it rewrote federal law without congressional approval,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Our lawsuit asks the court to prevent future illegal actions, restore the rule of law to our immigration system, and provide Congress with an opportunity to finally address the issue.”