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Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief to Rein in Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Fed­er­al Pow­er, Encour­ages U.S. Supreme Court to Cur­tail Exces­sive Agency Deference

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Oklahoma-led cert-stage amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that extended excessive deference to federal agencies.

September 16, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Slams Biden Admin­is­tra­tion for Its Rad­i­cal Attempt to Rede­fine Biol­o­gy, Destroy Con­sti­tu­tion­al Rights, and Under­mine Title IX

Attorney General Paxton sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona pushing back against an ill-advised proposed federal rule that redefines sex based on “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” rather than objective reproductive biology. 

September 15, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Signs Women’s Bill of Rights to Affirm Basic Bio­log­i­cal Truths and Fight Back Against the Left’s Attempts to Rede­fine the Term Woman”

Attorney General Paxton has signed on as a supporter of the Women’s Bill of Rights, a document developed by the Independent Women’s Voice urging codification of the common sense and reality-based definition of a woman.

September 07, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins 21 States in Ami­cus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court to Reex­am­ine Spend­ing Clause Precedent

Attorney General Paxton joined an Indiana-led amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, with 22 states in all, in Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County v. Talevski, No. 21-806 (U.S.).

August 02, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin­is­tra­tion for Threat­en­ing to With­hold Nutri­tion Assis­tance for School Pro­grams that Do Not Adhere to Gen­der Iden­ti­ty” Policy

Attorney General Paxton joined 22 attorneys general in a lawsuit filed against the Biden Administration’s new guidance on sex discrimination for schools and programs that receive federal nutritional assistance.

July 26, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sup­ports SCO­TUS Peti­tion to Pro­tect Jurors, Defend Fed­er­al Death Penal­ty Statute

Attorney General Paxton joined a Kentucky-led amicus brief to support Ohio’s petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court in the capital case Shoop v. Cunningham, No. 21-1587.

July 26, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Pro­tects Edu­ca­tion: Mul­ti­state Let­ter Suc­ceeds in Pres­sur­ing Biden Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion to Let Char­ter Schools Flourish 

The Biden Administration recently acceded to criticism from Attorney General Ken Paxton and other attorneys general regarding a new regulatory proposal restricting public charter school grants. 

July 26, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Demands Biden With­draw Guid­ance Tying School Lunch Pro­grams to Rad­i­cal Sex and Gen­der Agenda

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a Tennessee-led multistate letter to President Biden urging him to withdraw new guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding “sex discrimination” for schools and programs that receive federal nutritional assistance.

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief Defend­ing Pri­va­cy and Safe­ty of Boys, Girls Using Sex-Seg­re­gat­ed Restrooms in Pub­lic Schools

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an Indiana-led amicus brief with the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit defending the privacy and safety of boys and girls using sex-segregated restrooms in public schools.

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief in Sup­port of Race-Neu­tral, Mer­i­to­crat­ic Admis­sions Cri­te­ria, Against Equity”-Based Reverse Racism

Attorney General Paxton filed a Virginia-led amicus brief with the Richmond, VA-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of race-neutral, meritocratic public-school admissions criteria.

June 22, 2022 | Press Release