The suit seeks to block the US Department of Health and Human Services from using the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) to require hospitals to perform abortions.
With tens of thousands of vehicles impacted in Texas, several millions of dollars could be at stake in the Texas case, according to the state’s civil penalties code.
Over a dozen states, including Texas, already have a trigger law in place that is set to immediately ban abortion in this case scenario.
The temporary restraining order halts investigations against three families who sued, and prevents any similar investigations against members of the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG Inc.
Paxton had been under investigation for the complaint since 2021 and had called attempts to investigate him a ploy by “leftists” in the state bar association.
Ken Paxton began by offering his condolences to the victims and their families in the deadly Uvalde school shooting, but then went on to declare victory in the runoff race.
Bush, who has served for seven years as the state’s land commissioner, campaigned on restoring integrity to the attorney general’s office and hit Paxton for his legal and ethical troubles.
Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
“This is the chief law enforcement officer of the state of Texas and it’s a source of embarrassment to me that that has been unresolved,” John Cornyn told reporters.
There are big statewide races on the ballot for next Tuesday’s runoff, but we aren't seeing as much of a campaign ad blitz as early voting started Monday. The race with the biggest spotlight is the Republican primary runoff for Texas attorney general.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced an investigation into the Texas Bar Foundation's use of grants, saying the Foundation aided in "the mass influx of illegal aliens."
A few hours after saying he was being sued by the bar, Paxton’s office announced an investigation into the Texas Bar Foundation for “facilitating mass influx of illegal aliens.”
Intuit Inc has agreed to pay $141 million to nearly 4.4 million taxpayers across the U.S. as part of a multistate settlement following an investigation into its Turbo Tax program.
Some top Texas officials have weighed in on the leaked draft majority opinion that signals that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.
The Biden administration had ended the policy that forced 70,000 migrants to wait in Mexico. But a federal judge in Texas forced the administration to restart the program in December.
Ken Paxton has fought the lawsuit, claiming the state's whistleblower law — which covers public employees, appointed officials and governmental entities — does not apply to him because he is an elected official.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent the Austin Independent School District a letter saying they are in "violation" of state law because of the district's "Pride Week."
Governor Greg Abbott wants the state to investigate parents of transgender kids, who may be getting "gender-affirming healthcare." Civil rights groups sued, and the state is fighting back.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will have to win the GOP nomination in a runoff. He's seeking his third term as AG amid legal woes and accusations of abuse of his office.
The fight for the Texas attorney general job got heated during a debate Thursday night. But the man who holds the position now was a no-show.