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Religious Liberty

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Pro­tect Stu­dents’ Reli­gious Liberty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate coalition led by Montana in support of religious liberty in Fellowship of Christian Athletes v. San Jose Unified School District, in the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

July 08, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Push­es Back Against Court Deci­sion Threat­en­ing Reli­gious Liberty 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an Oklahoma-led multistate amicus brief urging an en banc rehearing of a decision by the Denver-based U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that threatens the freedom of religious groups to select their own leaders and operate free from the entanglements of government overregulation.

July 06, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Proud of His Agency’s Work in Sup­port of Reli­gious Lib­er­ty Win at the U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated a major win for religious liberty as the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Coach Joseph Kennedy’s claim against a school district that fired him for engaging in public prayer after football games at Bremerton High School in Washington state -- sometimes including athletes who wished to participate.

June 28, 2022 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Pro-Reli­gious Lib­er­ty Ami­cus Brief with SCOTUS

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in Zhang Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Vic­to­ri­ous Again: Court Green-Lights Texas Suit Against Biden Administration

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a Texas federal district court’s decision to deny the Biden Administration’s motion to dismiss Texas’s lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

June 01, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Law­suit Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion in Defense of the Safe­ty and Well­be­ing of Texas Children

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton amended a lawsuit which was previously filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding new guidance that empowers the federal government to withhold federal funding from state entities that do not adhere to their misinterpretation of the Affordable Care Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

March 09, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Urges SCO­TUS to Uphold First Amend­ment Rights of Pub­lic Employees

Attorney General Paxton, together with Arizona, Alaska, and Florida, is leading a 27-state coalition urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that failed to uphold the constitutional rights of a Bremerton High School football coach in Joseph A. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.

March 08, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Sup­port­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief in support of religious liberty, in a case that is pending in the Colorado Court of Appeals. Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop is the second case brought against Jack Phillips, a baker, under state public accommodation laws—this time because he refused on religious grounds to make a custom cake celebrating a customer’s gender transition.

November 19, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­state Coali­tion Defend­ing Coach’s Right to Prayer

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 23-state coalition defending religious liberty for a high school football coach who was unjustly fired for praying after games.  

October 19, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti-State Coali­tion in Defend­ing Reli­gious Liberty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a multi-state amicus brief in support of religious liberty in a Virginia case, arguing that the City of Fredericksburg violated the First Amendment when it denied a property tax exemption to a residence owned by a church and occupied by two of its pastors.

September 09, 2021 | Press Release