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AG Paxton Impeached by Texas House; John Scott Appointed to Interim AG

The Texas House voted to impeach AG Ken Paxton on charges related to alleged retaliation against former employees arising from concerns about AG Paxton’s alleged interactions with a Texas businessman. On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott appointed former Texas Secretary of State John Scott to serve as interim AG while he awaits trial in the Senate.…

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Google Settles with Texas AG for $8 Million over Allegedly Deceptive Pixel 4 Radio Endorsements

Texas AG Ken Paxton settled with Google LLC to resolve allegations that the company aired false endorsements of its Pixel 4 cell phone. According to AG Paxton, radio personalities allegedly endorsed the phone as though they owned or regularly used it, even though many of them had not, and Google promoted these endorsements despite knowing…

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Refinery Operator Settles with Texas AG for $1.3 Million over Allegedly Unlawful Emissions

Texas AG Ken Paxton settled with TotalEnergies Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. to resolve allegations that the operator of a Port Arthur refinery violated the Texas Clean Air Act by repeatedly emitting unauthorized pollutants. According to the AG’s office, the refinery experienced multiple instances of unauthorized emissions and permit violations related to operator errors, equipment…

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AG Lawsuit Challenges Endangered Status of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

The AGs of Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) and their respective Secretary and Director for allegedly violating the U.S. Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act by listing the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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Republican and Democratic AGs Face Off in Texas in Latest Medication Abortion Row

Forty-four AGs, evenly split into two groups of 22, have filed briefings in a Texas lawsuit in which a conservative group is challenging the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, the drug used in medication abortions. The FDA’s approval of the drug took place over twenty years ago in 2000, but the suit is part of the…

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