Latest Texas Attorney General's Office News

Texas abortion clinics sue to undo laws dating back decades

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion providers who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that blocked a new wave of anti-abortion efforts are now using that decision to try to undo laws on the books for decades in a lawsuit filed Thursday. In suing over anti-abortion measures that stretch back 20...

Conservative Christian attorneys gain influence under Trump

May. 28, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawyers who espouse a conservative Christian agenda have found plenty of opportunities in Texas, suing on behalf of Bible-quoting cheerleaders and defending a third-grader who wanted to hand out Christmas cards that read in part "Jesus is the Christ!" But for the First Liberty law...

6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

May. 15, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths. Drugmaker Purdue Pharma minimized risks and overstated benefits of long-term use of narcotic opioids, according to a civil complaint filed...

Possible Texas special election could clash with court case

Apr. 23, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the governor can call a special election to replace a retiring congressman, even as the U.S. Supreme Court mulls whether his district was drawn to marginalize Hispanic voters. Paxton's non-binding opinion Monday says that a court would...