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Paxton Joins Multistate Coalition Demanding Protection Of The Right To Bear Arms
Jul01

Paxton Joins Multistate Coalition Demanding Protection Of The Right To Bear Arms

AG Press Release – July 1, 2021 AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court uphold Hawaiians’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms outside their homes. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton In a 2020 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the State of Hawaii’s refusal to allow its citizens the right to carry firearms outside of their homes. But the Second...

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Paxton Intervenes in CDC’s Shut-Down of the Cruise Industry
May06

Paxton Intervenes in CDC’s Shut-Down of the Cruise Industry

AG NEWS RELEASE, May 6, 2021 AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a motion to intervene in Florida’s case against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their series of unlawful orders that brought the cruise industry to a halt. The CDC issued a series of “no-sailing” or “conditional-sailing” orders that crippled the...

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Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over Dictating Texas Tax Policy In Federal COVID-19 Relief Law
May04

Paxton Sues Biden Administration Over Dictating Texas Tax Policy In Federal COVID-19 Relief Law

PRESS RELEASE May 4, 2021 AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over a provision in the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act. Though the Act generally assists Texans recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, one provision — the Tax Mandate — specifically demands that Texas not use funds received through the Act to “directly or indirectly” offset tax revenue reduction caused by...

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AG Paxton Warns Texans About Text Message Scam
Sep09

AG Paxton Warns Texans About Text Message Scam

AUSTIN –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans about scammers sending text messages that include a false package delivery notice and a fraudulent link. The text messages in question usually claim that a package is pending delivery and requests the recipient to “claim ownership” by providing their credit card and personal information. Any Texan who receives a suspicious text message should take the following steps: Do not...

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Paxton: Fear Of Contracting COVID-19 Does Not Qualify A Person For Disability
Apr15

Paxton: Fear Of Contracting COVID-19 Does Not Qualify A Person For Disability

 AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a letter in response to Representative Stephanie Klick’s request for guidance on whether, under the Texas Election Code, Texans may claim disability based on fears of contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and receive a ballot to vote by mail in upcoming elections. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton The letter states that disability, as that term is used in the Texas...

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AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship
Mar12

AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship

Press Release AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today launched a webpage containing educational materials and resources for volunteer security teams to legally and effectively protect houses of worship. The webpage at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/houses-worship details Texans’ constitutional rights, necessary laws and licenses related to carrying firearms, and training resources for security volunteers in houses of...

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AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer
Feb25

AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer

AG Press Release: AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In the agreement, MNK agrees to pay $1.6 billion in cash to a trust that will cover the costs of opioid addiction treatment...

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AG: 99-Year Sentence Assessed In Hunt County Human Trafficking Case
Sep23

AG: 99-Year Sentence Assessed In Hunt County Human Trafficking Case

News Release -Sept. 23, 2021 Hunt County Couple Accused Of Abuse, Neglect, Making Adopted Children Work In Puppy Mill AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Barbara Barrett of Greenville has been found guilty of Continuous Trafficking of a Child in Hunt County and received a sentence of 99 years in jail. Barrett and her husband, Jeffery Barrett, are accused of abusing and neglecting their adopted children while forcing...

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AG’s Consumer Alert: Be Cautious When Purchasing Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids
May07

AG’s Consumer Alert: Be Cautious When Purchasing Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

News Release, May 7, 2021 AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans to be cautious when considering buying from companies selling over-the-counter hearing aids, particularly online or by mail order. Many hearing devices sold this way are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are deceptively marketed as medical hearing devices when they contain low-quality amplifiers. Texans should remember...

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Multistate Complaint Filed Against Biden Administration Demands Reinstatement Of Keystone XL Permit
Mar17

Multistate Complaint Filed Against Biden Administration Demands Reinstatement Of Keystone XL Permit

NEWS RELEASE AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today (March 17, 2021) announced that Texas and Montana are filing a multistate complaint against the Biden administration for revoking the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit states that President Biden does not have the unilateral authority to change energy policy that Congress has set. The power to regulate interstate and international commerce,...

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