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Texas AG Paxton Joins Multistate Investigation of S&P Global’s ESG Ratings

Texas AG Ken Paxton issued a Civil Investigative Demand under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to S&P Global, Inc., a credit rating agency, seeking documents and information regarding S&P’s use of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings in its credit ratings analysis. According to the AG’s office, the CID is part of Texas’…

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Democratic AGs Align Against Texas Abortion Law

Democratic AGs from 20 states and the District of Columbia, led by California AG Rob Bonta, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in support of the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction in Fund Texas Choice v. Paxton, urging the Court to halt enforcement of Texas’s abortion laws…

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AG Election Update

In a May 24 run-off election, incumbent Ken Paxton, a Republican, has defeated land commissioner George P. Bush by a margin of 67.9% to 32.1%. Former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza won the Democratic run-off against Joe Jaworski by a margin of 62.8% to 37.2%. Paxton and Garza will face off in the statewide AG election in November.

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Coalition of AGs Files Briefs in Support of Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

A coalition of 19 AGs filed amicus curiae briefs in cases in Arizona, Texas, and Colorado supporting U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh, President Joseph R. Biden, Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, and the U.S. Department of Labor and its Wage and Hour Division, in lawsuits challenging the Biden Administration’s…

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