Texas Attorney General News

Recent news from the Office of the Attorney General

05/24/2018 09:52 PM
AG Paxton Asks 5th Circuit for Emergency Stay of Lower Court’s Voter Registration Ruling
“An emergency stay is necessary to maintain Texas’ current legislatively enacted voter registration procedures while the 5th Circuit reviews our case,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The district court’s flawed ruling goes way beyond what federal law requires and the court never had jurisdiction on this voter registration case from plaintiffs who were already registered.”

05/24/2018 07:49 AM
AG Paxton Commends Trump Administration Proposal to Allow Health Providers to Follow Conscience in Federal Title X
“It is imperative that citizens have access to health-centered family planning services, and it is just as important that Title X health providers are protected from a government directed violation of religious and moral convictions,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Abortion and family planning cannot be conflated without dismissing the sanctity of life. By scrapping the requirement that health providers must promote abortion as an option, President Trump has taken a large step toward preserving individual freedoms and the respect for human life, including unborn life.”

05/21/2018 09:23 PM
AG Paxton’s Office Teams Up with Local, Federal Law Enforcement to Arrest 13 People Involved in Organized Crime and Prostitution in Texas
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office collaborated with local and federal law enforcement on a seven-month investigation that culminated in the arrests of 13 people allegedly involved in prostitution and human trafficking in Texas.

05/21/2018 07:37 AM
AG Paxton Praises Trump Administration Proposal to Protect Life in the Federal Title X Family Planning Grant Program
“Sending taxpayer money to abortion providers is a bit like giving matches to an arsonist, so long as he promises he will use somebody else’s matches to start fires,” Attorney General Paxton said. “In making a true separation between family planning clinics and abortion providers a requirement for receipt of Title X funds, President Trump again demonstrated his commitment to protecting the sanctity of life and the conscience rights of millions of Americans. Attempts to conflate abortion and family planning have always violated the letter and the spirit of Title X. This decision is equal parts victory for the rule of law and for the unborn.”

05/21/2018 06:06 AM
AG Paxton Reminds Texans of May 31 Deadline to Claim Western Union Refunds
“Texans who were tricked into sending funds via Western Union and qualify for refunds deserve justice, but many may not know about this opportunity,” Attorney General Paxton said. “My office is reminding affected consumers that May 31 is the deadline to submit a claim so they can get back funds lost to wire transfer scams.”

05/18/2018 05:28 AM
AG Paxton Statement on Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas
“The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Santa Fe and those affected by today’s tragic shooting. As horrific reports come out of Santa Fe High School, my office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed.”

05/17/2018 06:08 AM
AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Kerr County Father and Son for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Kerrville father and son for offenses involving child pornography. Sixty-one-year-old Johnny Richard Ingram Sr. was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. His 39-year-old son, Johnny Richard Ingram Jr., who is a registered sex offender, was charged with three counts of promotion of child pornography. If convicted, Ingram Sr. could face up to 10 years in prison, and his son could face 60 years.

05/15/2018 07:33 AM
AG Paxton Announces Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma for Violation of Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
“My office is holding Purdue Pharma accountable for fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers including OxyContin when it knew their drugs were potentially dangerous and that its use had a high likelihood of leading to addiction,” Attorney General Paxton said. “As Purdue got rich from sales of its opioids, Texans and others across the nation were swept up in a public health crisis that led to tens of thousands of deaths each year due to opioid overdoses.”

05/14/2018 04:54 AM
AG Paxton’s Office to Prosecute Two Counts of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud from Harris County
“This case demonstrates my office’s commitment to protecting the integrity of elections,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We will continue to do everything in our power to safeguard the electoral process in Texas.”

05/13/2018 11:30 PM
MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to Make Major Announcement to Combat the Nationwide Opioid Crisis
Announcing Texas’ efforts to combat the opioid crisis