As partisanship usurps the law, Texas Supreme Court steps in to prevent mailing of 2 million mail-in ballot applications by Harris County Clerk Hollins

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Houston, September 16 – The Texas Supreme Court issued a stay order and temporary injunction on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in order to prevent Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins from mailing over two million unsolicited mail-in ballot applications for the November 3 General Election. Hollins and the Texas […]

BREAKING NEWS! FAA orders San Antonio to lift ban of Chick-Fil-A from airport concessions

The Golden Hammer Staff Report Austin and San Antonio, September 14 – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reached an informal resolution with the City of San Antonio regarding its decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from a concession contract based on the religious beliefs associated with […]

Ugly recent history of voter fraud by mail-in ballots justifies Texas AG Paxton’s opposition to mass use

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Houston, September 14 – Given the ugly recent history of voter fraud in several elections statewide across Texas, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s efforts to prevent the mass use of mail-in ballots certainly seems justified. A recent study by the Washington, D.C., “think tank,” the Heritage Foundation found […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issues ruling supporting Texas’ mail-in ballot law, rejected Texas Democratic Party’s attempt to expand mail-in voting

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issues ruling supporting Texas’ mail-in ballot law, rejected Texas Democratic Party’s attempt to expand mail-in voting

Image: United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Leslie Southwick of Mississippi wrote the opinion, which the Court of Appeals issued late in the afternoon, Thursday, September 10, 2020, upholding Texas’ mail-in ballot law and rejecting a challenge by the Texas Democratic Party which seeks to expand mail-in ballot voting. BREAKING NEWS! New Orleans […]

State Bar ignores Attorney General Paxton’s warning letter, proceeds with anti-free speech rule for lawyers

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, September 11 – The left-leaning State Bar of Texas Board of Directors ignored Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s written warning that the American Bar Association’s Model Disciplinary Rule 8.4(g) would violate the constitutional rights of Texas lawyers and proceeded in a near-unanimous vote to refer the controversial rule to […]

Texas Attorney General Paxton issues warning about text message scam

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, September 10 – Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterdaday warned Texans about scammers sending text messages that include a false package delivery notice and a fraudulent link. The text messages in question usually claim that a package is pending delivery and requests the recipient to “claim ownership” by providing their credit […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Attorney General Paxton sues Harris County Clerk to prevent unlawful mailing of millions of unsolicited mail-ballot applications

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins for sending unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to over two million Harris County registered voters in blatant violation of Texas election laws. Under Texas election law, mail-in ballots are reserved for a few limited categories of qualified voters who are age 65 and […]

AG Paxton ruling begs question why taxing entity governing officers allowed to serve on appraisal district boards

AG Paxton ruling begs question why taxing entity governing officers allowed to serve on appraisal district boards

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, August 27 – On Wednesday, August 25, 2020, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled that “Section 6.054 of the Tax Code prohibits an individual who is an officer of a taxing unit that participates in an appraisal district from being employed by the appraisal district. The position of school board […]

Texas AG Paxton, Governor Abbott show contrasting values in response to Austin PD defunding

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, August 20 – After the Austin City Council voted on Thursday, August 13, 2020, to remove $150 million of funding from the Austin Police Department’s $434 million budget, both Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott responded. Paxton’s response reflected the values of Texas conservatives, while Abbott’s response […]

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