A little over a year after the Texas Appeals Court rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s argument that the state’s Whistleblower Act does not apply to whistleblowers reporting violations of law committed elected officials, AG Paxton has agreed to a tentative settlement that will leave the Appeals Court’s ruling in place and provide monetary compensation to four former AG employees. The settlement was revealed in a Texas Supreme Court filing on February 10,… More
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Appeals Court Rejects Argument That Whistleblower Protections Do Not Apply to Reporters of Texas AG Paxton’s Alleged Misconduct
The Texas Appeals Court has recently confirmed that employees of elected officials are protected under the Texas Whistleblower Act. In September 2020, high-ranking officials at the Texas Attorney General’s Office (the “OAG”) reported what they believed to be criminal misconduct by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to the FBI, the Texas Rangers, and other law enforcement agencies. In particular, the officials reported that Paxton used his official position to benefit Nate Paul,… More
A recent lawsuit filed by Twitter against Texas AG Ken Paxton claims that an investigation into the company’s internal content moderation policies violates the First Amendment.
State AGs are once again taking a major partisan issue to the federal courts. On August 21, 2016, at the urging of the State AG of Texas, as well as the AGs or other representatives of ten other states, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction preventing nationwide implementation of guidance, issued under Title IX, by the Departments of Justice and Education regarding gender identity.… More