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 […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton chides Conroe ISD for phony claims of privilege to avoid transparent release of documents; still no Budget

Texas Attorney General Paxton chides Conroe ISD for phony claims of privilege to avoid transparent release of documents; still no Budget

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton overruled Conroe Independent School District’s phony claims of exemptions under the “attorney-client privilege” in an effort to avoid releasing documents in response to a Public Information Act request. Conroe, October 15 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton overruled Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and its General Counsel Carrie Galatas […]

State sues over Texas plant fire

HOUSTON (AP) — The State of Texas has filed a court petition seeking action against a company whose plant caught fire near Houston on Tuesday. One worker was killed and two were injured critically in the fire at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby. The Texas Attorney General’s office filed the petition in state district […]