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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.

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Texas Health Center ‘Invites’ Employees Not to Reference ‘Christmas’

A health center in Texas has stirred controversy by sending their employees a memo that told them not to “use references to Christmas” around patients, including any signage. Instead, the CEO said “I invite you” to decorate public areas “in a more inclusive or neutral way.” Recognition of the “winter season,” or “Happy Holidays,” was suggested.

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Texas Defends Mental Standards in SCOTUS Death Penalty Case

Another Texas death penalty case was argued at the United States Supreme Court this week. The two questions presented was whether executing someone 35 years after the imposition of a death sentence, and allegedly using outdated medical standards to determine intellectual disability, is cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. The Eighth Amendment prohibits executing those who are intellectually disabled.

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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.

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Obama Agrees to Halt Amnesty Lawsuit Until Trump DOJ in Place

A joint motion was filed Friday morning by the plaintiff states and the defendants, including the United States, in the executive amnesty litigation. The movants write, “the parties have met and conferred and have reached agreement on how to proceed in this case.” They want a stay until exactly one month after President-Elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

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County Flip-Flops Over Paying Legal Fees in Prosecuting Texas AG

It seems that some county officials in Collin County, Texas, knowingly, or inadvertently, have taken inconsistent positions over the power of the judiciary to interfere with their governing powers. They took one position in May in a brief to the Texas Supreme Court, but some of them are now taking the opposite position when making a decision about paying what could end up being over a million dollars for prosecuting the Texas Attorney General.

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Texas AG Fires Off Brief in Waller Courthouse Gun Carry Lawsuit

The Texas Attorney General has fired off a brief in the litigation over the right to bear arms in the Waller County Courthouse complex. AG Ken Paxton urges that “Both the law and sound public policy against the chilling of protected speech demand dismissal of Waller County’s claim. He also urges that the Waller County court is without jurisdiction to determine the issue.

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Backpage.com CEO Now in California to Face Pimping Charges

The CEO of Backpage.com agreed to immediate extradition to California after his arrest in Houston on money laundering and pimping charges. Carl Ferrer was taken into custody on Friday after he arrived at a Houston airport on a flight from Amsterdam. He is now in a California jail.

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Civil Securities Case Against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Dismissed

The federal court judge presiding over the civil Securities and Exchange Commission action against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has dismissed the case. In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Attorney General Paxton said, “I appreciate the judge’s thorough review and I am gratified by his dismissal of the entire case.”

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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.

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