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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