Tag: Texas Attorney General

Texas Sanctuary Sheriff Defiant: Demands Federal Funds

Following Monday’s announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is withholding federal law enforcement grants from sanctuary jurisdictions, a Texas sheriff quickly tried to claim this action would not apply to her county.

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

Backpage.com Closes Adult Ads After Probes into Alleged Sex Trafficking

Backpage.com has closed its adult advertising section after two state attorneys general and a U.S. Senate panel has focused a light on its ads. The classified ads website has long been criticized for facilitating the promotion of sex trafficking, sometimes allegedly involving minors. The CEO was arrested in October.

Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive Still Blocked ‘Nationwide’

A federal judge has rejected the Obama Administration’s request to stay part of an injunction blocking the President’s transgender public school policy. The federal government wanted the Court to rule that the block against Obama’s directive to have a gender fluid school bathroom and facilities policy applied only to the 13 states that brought the lawsuit against the federal government.

Texas Attorney General Arrests Backpage.com CEO — ‘Largest’ Promoter of Online Sex Trafficking

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made the highest-profile human trafficking bust in the Lone Star State’s history on Thursday afternoon. Backpage.com is set to be shutdown as a result. Paxton said that the victims that are sex trafficked include both voluntary and involuntary participants. The head of the organization, Carl Ferrer, has been arrested at a Houston airport.

Obama Judge: Texas Must Reprint Voter ID Training Materials

The Obama appointee presiding over the Texas voter photo ID lawsuit ordered the State to toss some of its voter education materials because federal lawyers did not like the exact language in printed. Although lawyers for the State gave the DOJ and liberal voting rights groups a copy of the proposed language on August 11, they waited until less than 60 days before the November election to complain. This was after financial and other resources had been expended by the State.

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Texas AG Leads First Amendment Fight Against Climate Change Inquisition

The Texas Attorney General is leading an 11-state coalition of states’ attorneys general who are fighting to defend the First Amendment against attacks by climate change advocates, including left-of-center counterparts, who have announced they will use their power against those who do not tow the line on climate change.

Texas AG, Cops Team Up With Truckers to Stop Human Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton met with a group of truckers who are committed to help spot and report human trafficking on our nation’s highways. Law enforcement professionals and truck drivers working together has proven to be an effective tool to stop the trafficking and abuse of many young girls in this country.

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Texas Halts Sale of Synthetic Pot in Houston Store

HOUSTON, Texas — The Office of the Texas Attorney General (OAG) has obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) to stop a Houston-area store from selling synthetic marijuana. The TRO was granted following an investigation by the Houston Police Department (HPD) into the 16 synthetic marijuana overdoses that occurred in Herman Park in June.

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Texas AG Gets Court Order to Stop Sale of Synthetic Drugs

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office announced he has obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against three tobacco stores to stop them from selling synthetic marijuana. The move by the state’s attorney general was made in conjunction with the City of Corpus Christi Police Department.

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Texas Sues Obama over School Transgender Policy

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against President Obama and his administration and vows a fight on his transgender policy for Texas schools. Eleven states have joined the state of Texas in suing the federal government.

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Texas AG Stands for ExxonMobil’s Speech Rights in Climate Inquisition

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in conjunction with Alabama AG Luther Strange filed a motion to intervene Monday on the side of Irving-based ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) in a growing fight to criminalize certain public opinions held on the matter of climate change. The attorneys general hope to push back against “radical environmentalists’” recent “abuse” of subpoena powers instigated by the U.S. Virgin Islands on behalf of private parties.