Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months. Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement Thursday night, saying he was imposing a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department conducts a review of […]

BREAKING NEWS! George P. Bush’s State Bar file casts major doubts on his qualifications to serve as Texas Attorney General

BREAKING NEWS! George P. Bush’s State Bar file casts major doubts on his qualifications to serve as Texas Attorney General

Image: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s State Bar of Texas file. Bush, who inherited substantial wealth from his family, now seeks election as Texas Attorney General, even though his law license remained “inactive” according to State Bar of Texas records for the vast majority of his career until one week after the Alamo Cenotaph […]

Senate confirms Merrick Garland to be US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Merrick Garland on Wednesday to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote, placing the widely-respected, veteran judge in the post as President Joe Biden has vowed to restore the Justice Department’s reputation for independence. Democrats have praised Garland, a federal appeals court judge who was […]

Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday. In picking Garland, Biden is turning to an experienced judge who held senior […]

President Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Barr went Monday to the White House, where Trump said the attorney general submitted his letter of resignation. “As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before […]

US Attorney General levels broadside on voting by mail

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivered a broadside attack on mail-in voting Thursday, attacking the process used by many Americans — including the vast majority of Arizonans — as prone to undue influence and coercion. The Republican also said that mail-in ballots impinge on the historic American tradition of the secret ballot, […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton warns Cameron County Judge of potential liability for dictating how private religious schools may operate

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 8 – Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday, September 4, 2020, issued a letter to Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, warning against a control order issued jointly by Judge Treviño and the county’s health authority that specifically dictates how religious private schools may operate. The order, which attempts to prohibit in-person […]

Attorney General ruling on Appraisal District Boards raises major question: why aren’t the Boards elected by the people whom they tax?

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, August 11 – The great engines for aggressive increases in taxation across the State of Texas are appraisal districts, local government entities which appraise each and every piece of property for the purpose of assessing property taxation, so government may increase its spending on the backs of […]

Attorney General Paxton rules Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28 supersedes local health officials’ orders shutting down public schools

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, July 29 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a ruling yesterday that Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28, concerning efforts to contain the spread of Chinese Coronavirus, supersedes local health officials who have ruled that public schools must close in response to the virus panic. The ruling […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton sustains Yollick’s objection to Conroe ISD “open records” overcharges, directs refund

Texas Attorney General Paxton sustains Yollick’s objection to Conroe ISD “open records” overcharges, directs refund

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (center) met with President Donald Trump (right) and State Senator Brandon Creighton (left) on September 22, 2019, at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, December 5 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a letter ruling to the Conroe Independent […]