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Texas AG Must Testify on Approach to Abortion

Judge finds Ken Paxton failed to disclose repeated requests from plaintiffs

(Newser) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must testify about his enforcement of the state's near-total abortion ban whether or not he got that subpoena left in his driveway as he fled , a court has ruled. A week after the Republican fled his McKinney home to avoid being served, a federal...

Court Doc: Texas AG Fled While Being Served Subpoena

Process server Ernesto Martin Herrera says Ken Paxton avoided him for hour, then took off with wife

(Newser) - Even though recipients of a subpoena typically aren't thrilled to be getting one, the delivery of it is still usually a fairly straightforward process. Not so much at the home of Ken Paxton this week, where a process server who had such paperwork says the Texas attorney general tried...

Texas Takes Administration to Court Over Abortion Rule
Texas Sues US
Over Abortion Rule

Texas Sues US Over Abortion Rule

Lawsuit would block requirement that doctors provide access in emergencies

(Newser) - Three days after the federal government told doctors and hospitals they're still required to provide abortions when a patient's health is at risk—regardless of state laws or US Supreme Court rulings—Texas has sued the administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told health care providers...

Trump's Clout Faces Big Test in Georgia Races

It's another primary day

(Newser) - It's another busy primary Tuesday. Georgia takes center stage as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Trump, who's seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. An assessment at FiveThirtyEight sees that and other...

White House Slams 'Dangerous' Move by Texas Governor

Greg Abbott wants gender-transitioning procedures investigated as child abuse

(Newser) - Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered Texas' child welfare agency to investigate reports of "gender-transitioning procedures" as child abuse, in a move LGBTQ advocates say will strip transgender children of their rights. Legislation to classify gender-affirming medical care as child abuse passed the state Senate but failed to pass...

Bush Launches Bid for Texas AG
Bush Launches
Bid for Texas AG

Bush Launches Bid for Texas AG

He is challenging scandal-plagued Ken Paxton

(Newser) - George P. Bush on Wednesday launched his next political move: a run for Texas attorney general in 2022 that puts the scion of a Republican dynasty against a GOP incumbent shadowed by securities fraud charges and an FBI investigation. Bush, who has served as Texas' land commissioner since 2015, is...

Twitter Sues, Saying Texas Is Retaliating for Trump Ban

Attorney general launched investigation into tech companies

(Newser) - Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former President Trump following the riot at the US Capitol. Days after the deadly January insurrection, Paxton announced an investigation into Twitter and four...

Ted Cruz Not the Only One Under Fire for Fleeing Texas

AG Ken Paxton and wife state Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah

(Newser) - It wasn't just Ted Cruz who escaped his state during Texas' devastating freeze last week. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with his wife state Sen. Angela Paxton, left on the same day as Cruz, just not for Cancun. Rather, they traveled to Utah on Wednesday, where the Republican...

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