Latest Ken Paxton News

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

Jan. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District...

Texas AG, universities face suit over Israel boycott law

Dec. 18, 2018 9:48 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas on Tuesday filed a lawsuit over a state law requiring contractors to certify that they do not boycott Israel or Israel-controlled territories, arguing the law forces people to choose between their First Amendment rights and their livelihoods. The...

3 officers shot serving warrant on Texas man; suspect dead

Dec. 12, 2018 5:48 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Three officers have been shot while serving a family violence warrant at a Houston-area home. The suspect was found dead in the house hours later. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted that one deputy and two officers from the Texas Attorney General's Office were wounded Tuesday...

Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

Nov. 30, 2018 6:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' attorney general sued the San Antonio police chief Friday for what he said are violations of the state's immigration law targeting "sanctuary cities" and sought millions of dollars in sanctions. The lawsuit Ken Paxton filed in state court was a rare enforcement action of Senate Bill...

Texas ruling may allow licensing of migrant family detention

Nov. 28, 2018 7:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court's ruling Wednesday could allow state authorities to formally license two detention centers that house thousands of immigrant families, something advocates warn might lead to the unlimited detention of migrant children. Two facilities in the South Texas cities of Karnes...

Black lawmaker renews call against Texas Confederate plaque

Nov. 21, 2018 4:05 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A black Democratic lawmaker called on Texas to immediately remove a Confederate plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War after the state's attorney general said Wednesday that a legislative vote isn't needed. "We could get out the...

Ruling throws indicted Texas AG's case into more uncertainty

Nov. 21, 2018 2:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The fate of the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has faced securities fraud charges since 2015, was thrown into further uncertainty Wednesday after a court ruled against prosecutors who have threatened to quit if they're not paid. The decision...