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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is getting his first Democratic opponent for re-election.

A federal court denied a request Wednesday from attorneys advocating on behalf of a pregnant minor in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Brownsville. The teenager is being prevented from getting an abortion because of a Trump administration policy that bars unaccompanied immigrant minors from accessing them.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

A district attorney has been probing whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke any laws by accepting a $100,000 gift from a CEO whose company was being investigated for alleged fraud, according to news reports.

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Angela Paxton, the wife of Attorney General Ken Paxton, is running for the state Senate. 

Jim Malewitz / The Texas Tribune

If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it won’t be for redistricting.

Bill Clark for The Texas Tribune

HOUSTON – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has received a Dec. 11 trial date in his securities fraud case.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, nearly two years into his fight against state securities fraud charges, is continuing to get plenty of help from his friends to cover his soaring legal bills.

Lexey Swall / The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and officials from nine other states on Thursday urged the Trump administration to end an Obama-era program that’s allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the country without fear of being deported.

The federal government has officially thrown its support behind Texas' so-called sanctuary cities ban.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in federal court Friday in the case brought by several cities, including Austin, that seeks to block enforcement of Senate Bill 4.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has received a new judge in his securities fraud case — a newly elected Democrat who unseated Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's son last year.

Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune

A state appeals court sided Tuesday with Attorney General Ken Paxton in his bid for a new judge in his securities fraud case, ruling the current judge lost jurisdiction when he changed venue to Harris County in April.

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. 

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