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Then -attorney general John Cornyn conceded error in five other cases in which the psychiatrist gave similar testimony. But by the time Buck's case wound its way through the system, Greg Abbott was attorney general and refused the budge. His successor ...
Austin, TX -- Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday quietly dropped his appeal that sought to block Syrian refugee resettlement in Texas but without offering an explanation as to why he did so, according to a published report.

Then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott beat Davis by over a 20 point spread, which was notable even in a Texas election. That, of course, was due to myriad factors from a messy Davis campaign, but the most salient point for me came from Thorburn, this ...
If Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is going to mount his biggest crackdown yet on voter fraud, Tarrant County is a strange place for it.
During a phone interview on Tuesday, Gladden explained that in 2007, current Governor of Texas Greg Abbott, who was then the Attorney General wrote a legal opinion that said general-law cities - cities with less than 5,000 population - do not have ...
Austin, TX - The Texas attorney general on Thursday announced the arrest of the CEO of Backpage.com, an adult classified listings site he said facilitates sex trafficking.

Austin, TX -- The Texas Attorney General on Wednesday intervened in a lawsuit against the City of Austin over its short-term rental ordinance, categorizing the law as outside of the city's authority.
The state has refused to release summary index data with valuable information - such as the names, causes of death, the last known addresses of the deceased - citing a 2011 ruling by then-Attorney General Greg Abbott that the information should be kept ...
Close to 1,000 of Texas' most at-risk children in foster care have been denied crucial daily check-ins by the state's child Protective Services, according to internal data made public on Tuesday.
Gladden had found a 2007 opinion by then-attorney general (now governor) Greg Abbott saying that towns with fewer than 5,000 residents - which fall into a particular legal category in Texas - are not authorized by the state to enact such restrictions ...
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and then-Texas Attorney General, now Governor Greg Abbott, both Republicans, are far from the only state AGs who received donations from Donald Trump despite their offices having business related to him before them.
Buck's case did not reach the federal level until Greg Abbott, now governor, had taken over as attorney general.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office took over the case from Gov. Greg Abbott in January 2015, hailed the high court's decision Monday as a rebuke of the president's overreach.
"Ignoring Anti-refugee rhetoric, Texans Rush to Help in Resettlement," by the Texas Tribune's Jim Malewitz: "Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal government - thus far unsuccessfully - to keep people fleeing war-ravaged Syria from ...
Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton were rebuked by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos for continuing efforts to suppress minority votes.
Greg Abbottthreatened to end state cooperation with the nation's refugee resettlement program unless federal officials "unconditionally approve" a Texas plan requiring extra vetting of applicants.
Greg Abbott, a former Boy Scout, was in Midland to receive the Buffalo Trail Council's Distinguished citizen's award.

Wendy Davis answers a question during the Rio Grande Valley Gubernatorial Debate against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in Edinburg, Texas on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. For the first time since 1998, the Republican and Democratic nominees for Texas ...
Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal government - thus far unsuccessfully - to keep people fleeing war-ravaged Syria from settling here.
But the department denied The News' request for the maternity-death information, citing a 2011 opinion by then-Attorney General Greg Abbott that made secret the cause of death, dates of birth and last known address of the deceased. Though such records ...
Greg Abbott is ready to announce his appointment as a replacement for Susan Hawk. She resigned earlier this month to focus on her mental health after long absences kept her away from the courthouse.
Then in 2002 Texas got a new attorney general: Republican Greg Abbott. When Buck asked a federal district judge to order a new sentence hearing, Abbott's office reversed course.
Attorney General Ken Paxton - picking up the baton from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - joined three other states late Wednesday in suing the Obama administration over the proposal.
"Empathy must be balanced with security," Gov. Greg Abbott said in explaining the state's position. ... But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in hopes of having the law's photo identification requirements reinstated, on Sept. 21 filed a petition ...
But the department denied The News' request for the maternity-death information, citing a 2011 opinion by then-Attorney General Greg Abbott that made secret the cause of death, dates of birth and last known address of the deceased. Though such records ...
Austin - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of trying to "force Texas to change how we regulate energy production," through what he called an "unprecedented expansion of federal authority.
"Dirty coal just doesn't make sense anymore, economically or environmentally, but Attorney General Paxton appears to want to go down with a sinking ship," Luke Metzger, director of the advocacy group Environment Texas, said in an email.
Austin - State agencies have doled at least $430,000 in "emergency leave" over the last two years to employees who had already left their jobs, according to a new report released Thursday on the controversial practice.
West explained Greg Abbott, the Attorney General who argued the case and fought for the institution of the voter ID legislation is now governor of the state and said, "From that vantage point we're not going to have a leader in this state that's going ...
Greg Abbott announced that Texas will withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program at month's end unless Washington provides an ironclad guarantee that foreign nationals brought into the state would pose no security risk whatsoever.
West explained Greg Abbott, the Attorney General who argued the case and fought for the institution of the voter ID legislation is now governor of the state and said, "From that vantage point we're not going to have a leader in this state that's going ...
WASHINGTON - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an appeal Friday to the Supreme Court in an effort to restore the state's controversial voter identification law.
Greg Abbott, who engaged this battle when he still was the state's attorney general, would have us believe that in-person vote fraud is the enemy, aided and abetted by President Barack Obama's Justice Department.
In July the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law violated the Voting rights Act in Veasey v. Abbott. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, who is African American, led a class of challengers to the law against then-Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican ...
Paxton and his predecessor, Greg Abbott, have filed a wave of challenges to Obama administration initiatives, including environmental regulations, a plan to provide relief from deportation to certain undocumented immigrants, and a rule to require ...
Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton would be wise to heed this judge, especially as she now has the might of the conservative 5th Circuit Court behind her.
On one side of the mound are the Koch brothers. And on the other side are Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said the state had informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement that it would leave the program unless the feds approved its plan to only accept refugees who "are fully vetted and do not present a security threat.
Sid Miller agriculture commissioner at Texas Governor elect Greg Abbott election celebration at Moody Theatre in Austin on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Attorney General Ken Paxton and Solicitor General Scott Keller after oral arguments on the voter ID case before the U.S. 5th Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans on May 24, 2016.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sought Tuesday to quiet the storm swirling around her acceptance of a $25,000 campaign check from the Donald J Trump Foundation shortly before announcing two years ago that she would not act on ...
Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday led 21 states in suing the U.S. labor Department over the new overtime rules in a federal district court in Texas.
Greg Abbott, who became a paraplegic after an accident while jogging in his 20s, released an ad during his 2014 gubernatorial campaign showing him rolling his wheelchair into an empty parking garage.
... of the billionaire's beleaguered Trump University when Abbott was attorney general, and Gallego cited Abbott's recent statement that he hopes Trump wins Texas by double digits.
San Antonio - Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday pitched U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, as the "rookie of the year" in his fight for re-election while seeking ... In a statement, Gallego pointed to questions to Texas' investigation of the billionaire's ...
Trump made a similar donation to then Texas Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/06/greg-abbotts-top-consumer-attorneys-built-a-5-4m-case-against-donald-trump-but-it-never-happened.
... for 21 Texas school districts, by Kiah Collier and Nicole Cobler - Months after releasing an opinion saying it could be illegal for school districts to reduce or repeal their local option homestead exemptions, Attorney General Ken Paxton ...
Former Texas Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will be the featured speaker at Equality Texas' 10th annual Spirit of Texas brunch and awards presentation set for Sunday, Sept.
Greg Abbott said he would ban resettlement of Syrian refugees in Texas for fear that some of them might be terrorists. Thank goodness the people from aid agencies, religious groups and nonprofits who ... Attorney General Ken Paxton stepped in and, on ...
Greg Abbott signs the so-called "Pastor Protection Act" Senate Bill 2065 into law on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Flanked by (from left) Attorney ... Dan Patrick at 34 percent favorability and Attorney General Ken Paxton at 28 percent. Of course, Patrick ...


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