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  • [TX] Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Leads 19-State Coali­tion Chal­leng­ing the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment for Over­step­ping Author­i­ty and Forc­ing Cost­ly ​“Green Ener­gy” Tran­si­tion on States

    06/18/2024 1:01:57 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 11 replies
    Texas Attorney General ^ | June 14, 2024 | Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a coalition of 19 states to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) decision to adopt rules that would force the Biden Administration’s costly and inefficient “green energy” transition onto states. FERC Order No. 1920, issued on May 13, 2024, grants unprecedented electrical grid oversight to FERC, compromising the ability of individual states to determine the most efficient mix of energy sources for their electrical grids. The new rule also forces states to cover the costs of expensive regional transmission lines to support “green energy” generation, even when such expenditures contradict the state’s...
  • Texas Blocks Biden’s ATF Rule Restricting Gun Sales

    06/13/2024 11:36:07 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 22 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | June 12, 2024 | Erin Anderson
    The regulation would criminalize law-abiding Americans for private firearms transactions.Texas has successfully blocked new restrictions on private gun sales imposed by the Biden administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday that halts enforcement of the regulations in Texas while litigation proceeds. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit on May 1 challenging a new ATF rule that would redefine who is “engaged in the business” as a firearms dealer. The 126-page Final Rule would have the effect of criminalizing law-abiding Americans for private gun purchases and sales. Texas secured a...
  • Federal judge shields Texas from Biden's pro-Transgender regulations

    06/12/2024 9:02:29 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies ^ | 6/12/2024 | Neil Munro
    A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden’s pro-transgender rewrite of the federal government’s Title IX regulations against sexual discrimination. “Joe Biden’s unlawful effort to weaponize Title IX for his extremist agenda has been stopped in its tracks,” said a statement from Ken Paxton, Texas’ Attorney General. “Threatening to withhold education funding by forcing states to accept ‘transgender’ policies that put women in danger was plainly illegal,” said Paxton, who filed the lawsuit. “Nothing in the [federal law] prohibits discrimination based on gender identity,” U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor declared Tuesday, in a decision that only protects Texans. The judge...
  • ‘They are the Gestapo’: AG Ken Paxton says his office was intimidated after he investigated FBI

    06/01/2024 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/31/2024 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton shared Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) retaliated against him after he tried to initiate an investigation against the agency “for violating state and federal law.”Paxton told War Room host Steve Bannon that 3 1/2 years ago he received a referral from the Travis County district attorney to investigate the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) for breaking the law. Paxton was surprised to find after he began that process of investigation that the FBI knew about the referral before he did.“They were already in my office threatening people and scaring the heck...
  • Texas AG Ken Paxton: We Must Have An Attorney General That Will Take Out The Corruption

    05/30/2024 4:59:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 29 May, 2024 | Ian Schwartz
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) talked about standing up to the FBI and the Department of Justice on Steve Bannon's 'War Room' podcast. STEVE BANNON: You have a lawless FBI. You've been at the tip of the spear since the you were one of our first guests on 20 January 2021. You said, hey. Where the Biden administration is gonna be inside the constitution and work with the we'll work with them. Where they're outside the constitution, we're gonna hammer them, and you've hammered them more than any other state AG. What can be done now when you see...
  • Wins and Losses – Ken Paxton Gives Solid Debrief on Results from Texas Open Primary Contest, Along with Devastating Review of FBI

    05/29/2024 5:34:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appears with Steve Bannon to discuss the results of last night’s primary election in the lone star state. {Direct Rumble Link Here}. CTH has stated several times that Texas is not as politically solid red as most believe; in part this is driven by the nature of how Texas politics are organized. The open primary in Texas is part of the political construct that permits Democrats to influence Republican races, and as a result controls the outcomes of legislative policy. AG Ken Paxton talks about how the Republican speaker of the house is decided by...
  • Top Republicans call for House Speaker Dade Phelan’s ouster at GOP convention (runoff election Tuesday!)

    05/24/2024 3:31:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/23/24 | Cayla Harris, Benjamin Wermund
    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton railed against House Speaker Dade Phelan at the Texas Republican Party’s convention Thursday in San Antonio, predicting voters would oust him in Tuesday’s primary runoff election. Phelan is fighting to keep his political career alive in a contentious race against oil and gas consultant David Covey. Patrick, Paxton and Texas GOP Chair Matt Rinaldi have all been instrumental in the campaign to unseat Phelan, a five-term Republican from Beaumont, and have derided him as a fake Republican who has handed too much power to Democrats.
  • Media Matters Lays Off A Dozen Staffers Following Federal Probe, Lawsuit By Elon Musk

    05/23/2024 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 21 replies
    Media Matters followed suit with several liberal outlets by laying off at least a dozen staffers following a federal probe and lawsuit by “X” chief executive officer Elon Musk.Staffers, some of whom have been with Media Matters for years, took to social media announcing their sudden departure from the outlet. The layoffs followed federal probes filed by Republican Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Andrew Bailey of Missouri into the outlet for possible fraudulent activity by allegedly manipulating data on “X,” formerly known as Twitter.
  • Donald Trump says he’d consider Ken Paxton for U.S. attorney general

    05/21/2024 1:24:52 PM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 05/20/2024 | JASPER SCHERER
    Former President Donald Trump said he would consider tapping Ken Paxton for U.S. attorney general if he wins a second term in the White House, calling his longtime ally “a very talented guy” and praising his tenure as Texas’ chief legal officer. “I would, actually,” Trump said Saturday when asked by a KDFW-TV reporter if he would consider Paxton for the national post. “He’s very, very talented. I mean, we have a lot of people that want that one and will be very good at it. But he’s a very talented guy.” Paxton has long been a close ally of...
  • Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Secures Tem­po­rary Restrain­ing Order Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion, Stop­ping Unlaw­ful ATF Rule from Tak­ing Effect

    05/19/2024 8:19:30 PM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies
    Texas Attorney General ^ | 5/19/24 | Ken Paxton
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has secured a temporary restraining order from a federal judge that prevents an unlawful rule promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) from taking effect while the case is litigated. On May 1, Attorney General Paxton led a coalition suing the ATF to prevent a new regulatory restriction that unlawfully attempted to abridge Americans’ constitutional right to privately buy and sell firearms. The Final Rule was arbitrary and capricious and flagrantly violated the Second Amendment. Despite Congress having recognized the legality of private firearms sales by non-dealers, the Biden Administration issued...
  • Texas AG puts pressure on migrant NGO accused of ‘facilitating unlawful entry of illegal aliens’

    05/09/2024 8:20:13 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 7 replies
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is doubling down on legal action against El Paso migrant aid organization Annunciation House, which he’s accused of shielding illegal immigrants from law enforcement, The Post has exclusively learned.Paxton claims to have evidence of the nongovernmental organization engaging in “criminal conduct” and requested a temporary injunction Wednesday to stop Annunciation House from allegedly shielding illegal migrants from law enforcement.
  • ‘Ken, You Lost This Case’: Texas AG Mocked for Absurdly Claiming a ‘WIN’ After Supreme Court Rules 9-0 Against Him

    04/17/2024 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/17/2024 | Sarah Rumpf
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton got a chilly reception at the nation’s highest court this month, when his office argued against Texas ranchers who were seeking compensation from the state over a Fifth Amendment takings clause issue. The Institute for Justice (IJ), a nonprofit public interest law firm, represented rancher Richie DeVillier in the litigation, who sued after his ranch was repeatedly flooded by a new median wall built by Texas officials along a highway just to the south of his property, which ended up functioning like a dam during hurricanes and other periods of heavy rain. The Fifth Amendment...
  • Texas AG Demands DEI Documents as Part of Probe Into Boeing Supplier

    03/29/2024 8:09:39 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 36 replies ^ | March 29, 2024 | Dan Ladden-Hall
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation into Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., his office announced Thursday, after “reocurring issues with certain airplane parts” given to the aircraft manufacturer.As well as demanding “documents relevant to manufacturing defects” in Spirit’s products, Paxton has also requested records related to the company’s “diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) commitments, and whether those commitments are unlawful or are compromising the company’s manufacturing processes,” his office said in a statement.(SNIP) Paxton also asked for documents to show Spirit’s “employee demographics for race, national origin, sexual orientation, and age” before the company’s DEI policy...
  • Lawfare comes up short as two high-profile conservatives see cases dropped

    03/27/2024 7:02:02 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Just the News ^ | 3/26/24 | Ben Whedon
    Apair of political heavyweights on the right side of the aisle witnessed the ends of longstanding and potentially existential court cases against them on Tuesday, setting the stage for their potential resurgences and renewed scrutiny of allegations against prominent figures. While Texas GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton reached an agreement with prosecutors to drop securities fraud charges after nine years, American Conservative Union head Matt Schlapp saw a former Herschel Walker campaign staffer rescind his claims of sexual battery and defamation and end a civil suit against him. Paxton has been a legal titan for the American right for years,...
  • Texas House speaker heads to a runoff against a Trump-endorsed challenger

    03/07/2024 8:58:05 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 5, 2024 | Jane C. Timm
    Dade Phelan incurred the wrath of Trump and other Republicans when he led the impeachment effort against state Attorney General Ken Paxton.. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan and his Republican challenger David Covey, who was backed by former President Donald Trump and Attorney General Ken Paxton, will proceed to a primary runoff race in May.. Phelan and Covey were neck and neck in the results early Wednesday, while a third GOP candidate, hairdresser Alicia Davis, won far fewer votes but helped deny both candidates a majority of their party's votes. Phelan incurred the wrath of Republicans in Texas and nationally...
  • 3 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judges fall to Ken Paxton-backed candidates on Super Tuesday

    03/06/2024 3:03:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    KERA News ^ | March 6, 2024 | Toluwani Osibamowo
    Three judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals were ousted by candidates endorsed by Attorney General Ken Paxton, who targeted the court after it ruled against him in a 2021 case. Former Dallas appeals court justice David Schenck, Waco attorney Gina Parker and Richardson attorney Lee Finley were projected to defeat incumbents for the Presiding Judge, Place 7 and Place 8 seats on the state’s highest criminal court, according to the Associated Press. This year’s primary presented the first opportunity for Paxton to attempt to oust some of the eight judges who ruled in 2021 the attorney general cannot...
  • Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton declare victory in attack on House GOP defectors

    03/06/2024 3:11:22 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 3/6/24 | Zach Despart and Renzo Downey
    In a victory for Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, at least nine House Republicans appeared to have lost their primaries on Tuesday evening. Another eight members, at least, were also forced into runoffs this May 28 — including House Speaker Dade Phelan who was the No. 1 target of the far right.
  • 3 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judges fall to Ken Paxton-backed candidates on Super Tuesday

    03/06/2024 3:29:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    KERA News ^ | 3/6/24 | Toluwani Osibamowo
    Three judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals were ousted by candidates endorsed by Attorney General Ken Paxton, who targeted the court after it ruled against him in a 2021 case. Former Dallas appeals court justice David Schenck, Waco attorney Gina Parker and Richardson attorney Lee Finley were projected to defeat incumbents for the Presiding Judge, Place 7 and Place 8 seats on the state's highest criminal court, according to the Associated Press. This year’s primary presented the first opportunity for Paxton to attempt to oust some of the eight judges who ruled in 2021 the attorney general cannot...
  • Ken Paxton-backed challengers ahead of 3 judges on state’s highest criminal court (Judges prevented AG from pursuing election fraud cases)

    03/05/2024 8:53:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 6, 2024
    Three incumbent judges on the state’s highest criminal court — all opposed by Attorney General Ken Paxton, who disagreed with their ruling on an election law case in 2021 — were behind in early returns in Tuesday’s Republican primary.Paxton and an allied organization, Texans for Responsible Judges, targeted three Republican judges on the Court of Criminal Appeals, saying they should be replaced after ruling that the Texas Constitution prohibited the attorney general from investigating election fraud unless invited to do so by a county prosecutor. Presiding Judge Sharon Keller — seeking a fifth six-year term — was almost 26 percentage...
  • NBC: After impeachment acquittal, Texas AG Ken Paxton is out for revenge

    03/03/2024 2:42:55 PM PST · by RandFan · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3 | By Jane C. Timm
    Ken Paxton hit the campaign trail with a smile last week. Beaming in photos he posted of events in Collin County, Denton County, Grayson County and Tarrant County, the Texas Republican attorney general campaigned and promoted more than a dozen candidates on the ballot in this week’s primary election. Most are new faces to the Republican Party, because Paxton, the legally embattled but popular statewide official, isn’t seeking to shore up his party’s incumbents: Paxton is out for revenge. “It’s time for a whole new slate in Collin County,” he wrote in one post with a photo of him and...