Ken Paxton

Issac Lynn Williams

On Jan. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the human trafficking unit of his office for its work to help apprehend a suspect who fled the country after he was charged with using Backpage.com for sex trafficking of a teenage girl in Texas.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that Brothers Market & Meat Mart in Houston has been closed down for violating the terms of a temporary injunction. The original lawsuit was filed after several undercover investigations by the Houston Police Department Narcotics Division uncovered and seized synthetic drugs sold through the location.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed Dec. 13 in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to take up Texas’ voter ID law and correct the Fifth Circuit’s misguided ruling that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The reply explains that the plaintiffs in the case got unprecedented access to internal legislative materials, yet still could not produce any evidence of intentional discrimination in the voter ID law.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 13 that Texas, along with Arkansas and eight other states, won a final judgment in National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Perez. The case concerns the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) “persuader advice exemption rule,” which would have required attorneys to reveal to the DOL certain confidential information protected by attorney-client privilege.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief Dec. 13 in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Texas supporting a lawsuit seeking to delist the Bone Cave Harvestman – a tiny cave-dwelling arachnid – from the endangered list under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Matt Block, managing attorney with the Child Support Division's Beaumont office, was recognized by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday at the Statewide Child Support Managers' Conference in Fort Worth. Block was named "Managing Attorney of the Year" for his commitment and dedication to Texas children. The Attorney General's Child Support Division offers assistance to families that includes locating absent parents, establishing paternity and collecting and distributing child support payments.

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