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Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Oppos­ing SEC and NAS­DAQ Quo­tas for Cor­po­rate Board Mem­bers Based on Race, Sex, and Sex­u­al Orientation

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, opposing a rule, issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and NASDAQ, requiring NASDAQ-listed companies to compose their boards of directors using explicit quotas based on race, sex, and sexual orientation.

December 30, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus that Chal­lenges Affir­ma­tive Action Poli­cies at UNC

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate cert-stage amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court, challenging the affirmative action admissions policies of the University of North Carolina (UNC). 

December 20, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Stops Vac­cine Man­date for Health­care Workers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton secured a preliminary injunction for the State of Texas, stopping the Biden Administration from imposing vaccine mandates on the employees of Medicaid and Medicare providers and suppliers. 

December 16, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Pre­lim­i­nary Injunc­tion Over Vac­cine and Mask Mandates

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a preliminary injunction against the Biden Administration to stop the implementation of the vaccine mandate for all staff and volunteers of the Head Start program.

December 14, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton to Inves­ti­gate Pro­mo­tion of Puber­ty Block­ers in Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and AbbVie Inc. under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

December 13, 2021 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief to Hold Face­book Accountable

The State of Texas has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against Facebook’s vague and inaccurate legal interpretation of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, intended to shield it from liability for human trafficking that was facilitated using the social media platform.

October 27, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins a Mul­ti­state Coali­tion to Stop the Sup­pres­sion of Par­ents’ Right to Free Speech

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition to defend the right to free speech for concerned parents across the country.

October 18, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Fight­ing IRS Pro­pos­al to Report Bank Accounts

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition demanding the Biden Administration rescind the IRS proposal that would require banks and financial institutions to report to the federal government information on every bank account that has a balance of $600 and more than $600 in transactions in a single year. 

October 18, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Defend­ing Con­sti­tu­tion­al Use of Mod­ern Rifles’

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate coalition defending the Second Amendment and demanding the San Francisco-based United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit strike down California’s Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (AWCA) in the case of Miller v. Bonta.

June 23, 2021 | Press Release