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Stephen Paulsen

Stephen Paulsen lives in Austin and writes about Texas for Courthouse News, where he's also an editor. His work has appeared in Texas Monthly, The Texas Observer, Houston Chronicle and elsewhere. In his free time, he likes to make art, go swimming and work on recipes.

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Latest Articles by Stephen Paulsen

With impeachment rout, embattled Texas AG performs latest trick

If nothing else, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a third-term Republican hardliner, has shown an uncanny ability to get himself out of trouble. Will his good fortunes last?

Siding with porn producers, federal judge blocks Texas content-warning law

Set to go into effect on Friday, House Bill 1181 would have required porn publishers to serve "deceptive" health warnings to consumers, U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra ruled.

Top Texas official not immune from discipline in 2020 election subversion

A disciplinary board found the official, Republican First Assistant AG Brent Webster, had made six key misrepresentations in filings to the U.S. Supreme Court, including that "illegal votes" had affected the outcome of the 2020 elections.