Mask Mandate

A Texas district court judge refused to grant Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request for a temporary injunction to block the city of Austin and Travis County’s mask mandate, saying the state hadn’t given local officials enough time to prepare their case. The judge will hear arguments on the AG’s request on March 26. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently lifted the state’s requirement that masks be worn in public.

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Texas Asks High Court to Block Election Results in Four States

The Republican attorney general of Texas on Tuesday asked the nation’s highest court to block the results of the November election in four key states where voters chose Democrat Joe Biden as their next president, claiming the states exploited the Covid-19 pandemic to skew results.

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Prosecutors Hit New Roadblock in Texas AG’s Criminal Case

Is that a Teflon suit, Mr. Paxton? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been under indictment since 2015 on securities fraud charges, and the prosecution suffered another setback Wednesday when the state’s highest criminal court effectively shredded three special prosecutors’ $199,000 bill for their pretrial work on the case.

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Indicted Texas AG Fights to Keep His Job

Protection for Dreamers, Obamacare, transgender rights – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has led the GOP’s efforts to topple these cornerstones of Barack Obama’s legacy. But Paxton is in a dogfight with a Democrat who is using his pending criminal charges as the centerpiece of a campaign to unseat him.

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Texas Claims Foster Child Care Abuses Were ‘Cherry-Picked’

The Fifth Circuit on Thursday heard Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office defend his state’s foster child care system by saying that attorneys for the class of 12,000 foster kids “cherry-picked” a dozen tragic cases of foster care abuse, rather than using a random sample.

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