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Ken Paxton Asks State Appeals Court To Intervene In Judge Dispute

May 16, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Lawyers for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are trying to get a state appeals court to intervene in their long-running effort to replace the judge in his securities fraud case. 

Attorney General Ken Paxton Still Pushing For New Judge In Criminal Trial

Apr 25, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawyers are not giving up in their bid to get a new judge in his securities fraud case.

Despite Ken Paxton's Request, Judge To Stay On In His Case

Apr 17, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

State District Judge George Gallagher will remain on the securities fraud case against Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a spokeswoman for the judge.

Attorney General Ken Paxton Trial In Harris County To Begin Sept. 12

Apr 12, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Attorney General Ken Paxton's newly relocated trial on securities fraud charges is scheduled to begin Sept. 12.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's trial on securities fraud charges was moved Tuesday to Harris County, prompting Paxton to seek a new judge in the case. 

Judge Orders Ken Paxton Trial Moved Out Of Collin County And Delayed

Mar 30, 2017
Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

The judge in the securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has ruled that the trial should be moved out of Collin County and delayed.

Judge In Ken Paxton Case Will Rule On Pretrial Issues On Thursday

Mar 29, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

The judge in the securities fraud case against Attorney General Ken Paxton says he will rule by noon Thursday on a number of major pretrial issues. 

Lara Solt / KERA News special contributor

Frisco Superintendent Jeremy Lyon responded sharply to questions about Liberty High School's prayer room Friday, calling a letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office "a publicity stunt."

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Texas attorney general’s office has asked a federal court for permission to intervene in a case about whether a county jail can hold undocumented immigrants for transfer to federal custody and subsequent deportation.

Judge Again Dismisses SEC Case Against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Mar 2, 2017
Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

A federal judge has again thrown out securities fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, effectively ending one of two legal battles that have dogged Paxton for close to a year.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an amicus brief Wednesday expressing his support of President Donald Trump's travel ban, effectively becoming the first state attorney general to back the controversial executive order. 

Attorney General Ken Paxton Prosecutors Want Change Of Venue In Fraud Case

Feb 9, 2017
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

The prosecutors in Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities fraud case are asking for a change of venue, arguing they cannot get a fair trial in Collin County. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's Trial On Fraud Charges To Begin On May 1

Jan 12, 2017
Bill Clark / Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s trial on criminal securities fraud charges is set to begin May 1. 

Lawmakers On Board With Emergency Funding For Child Protection

Dec 1, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Texas lawmakers said Thursday they're willing to give $150 million in emergency funding to the embattled Department of Family and Protective Services to help the agency begin addressing gaps in its ability to protect vulnerable and abused children.

Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule Challenged By Paxton, Others

Nov 23, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

A federal judge in Sherman has blocked a White House effort to make millions more workers eligible for overtime pay, handing a victory to Texas and 20 other states that had challenged the new Labor Department rule.

In Latest Voter ID Filing, Feds Argue Texas Discriminated On Purpose

Nov 20, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Months after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas lawmakers discriminated against African-American and Latino voters in passing a strict voter identification law, the Obama administration and civil rights groups are asking a judge to go a step further — by finding that the lawmakers did it on purpose.

SEC Files Amended Charges Against AG Ken Paxton

Oct 21, 2016
Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is not giving up on its case against Attorney General Ken Paxton

Court Declines To Hear Ken Paxton's Appeal, Paving Way For Trial

Oct 12, 2016
Bill Clark / Texas Tribune

The highest criminal court in Texas said Wednesday it will not hear Ken Paxton's appeal of securities fraud charges, putting the attorney general on a path to facing a trial in the coming months. 

Judge Dismisses SEC Case Against Ken Paxton

Oct 7, 2016
Bill Clark / Texas Tribune

A judge has thrown out the federal civil case accusing Attorney General Ken Paxton of securities fraud, giving him his biggest legal victory yet since the allegations surfaced more than a year ago. 

Office of Texas Attorney General

The CEO of Backpage.com, which has offices in Dallas, has been arrested in Houston on felony sex charges. The company began in the back pages of alternative newspapers like the Dallas Observer.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined the Obama administration's request to reconsider a controversial immigration program that would have let millions of undocumented immigrants stay in the country legally.

Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid To Stop Federal Internet Transition

Oct 1, 2016
Bill Clark / Texas Tribune

Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body.

With Lawsuit, Paxton Joins Cruz Fight Over Internet "Giveaway"

Sep 29, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is jumping into Ted Cruz's fight to stop what the U.S. senator calls President Barack Obama's illegal internet "giveaway." 

Ken Paxton Blasts Clean Power Plan Ahead Of High-Profile Legal Arguments

Sep 26, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of trying to “force Texas to change how we regulate energy production,” through what he called an “unprecedented expansion of federal authority.”

Texas Sues Obama Administration Over New Overtime Rule

Sep 20, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Texas is helping lead a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over a new rule that makes millions of more workers eligible for overtime pay. 

Lawsuit Backed By Ken Paxton Could Spell Trouble For 21 Texas School Districts

Sep 16, 2016
Todd Wiseman / The Texas Tribune

Months after warning school districts that it could be illegal to reduce or repeal their local optional homestead exemptions, Attorney General Ken Paxton swiftly intervened in a citizen lawsuit filed Thursday challenging the practice.

Robert Hart / Texas Tribune

Texas is taking the Obama administration to court again on Friday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking a federal judge in Fort Worth to temporarily block federal rules that would let transgender kids use the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity. The Obama administration says Texas is jumping the gun.

Ken Paxton's 'Family Friends' Help Foot Legal Bill, Disclosure Shows

Jul 5, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, facing federal and state securities fraud charges, is getting more than a little help from his friends to foot his growing legal bill.

Appeals Court Upholds Fraud Charges Against Paxton

Jun 2, 2016
Robert Hart / Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has lost his latest bid for dismissal of the securities fraud charges he faces. 

A non-binding legal opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton states that Texas can withhold federal funding to nonprofit refugee resettlement groups if these groups ignore the state’s security verification program for Syrian and Iraqi refugees being sent to the state.  

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