Paxton sues multiple school districts over mask mandates and other Texas AG news

Paxton sues multiple school districts over mask mandates and other Texas AG news

Staff Report T he responsibilities, of the Office of the Attorney General, are to serve as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issue legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies, and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes. The Texas AG sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State. Many Texans look to the Office of the Attorney General for guidance with disputes and legal issues. The agency receives hundreds of letters, phone calls, and visits each week about crime victims’ compensation, child support, abuse in nursing homes, possible consumer fraud, and other topics. To find out more about the Texas Attorney General, visit the official website at https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/ . Paxton Secures Temporary Restraining Order Against Paris ISD in Mask Mandate Lawsuit AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a Lamar County district court issued a temporary restraining order against Paris ISD regarding its unlawful mask mandate. The court agreed with General Paxton that the district lacks “authority to issue or enforce a facemask mandate in light of Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-38” and prohibited the district from enforcing its mandate as long as GA-38 remains in effect. This is the second recent win for the rule of law in Texas after the Fort Worth Court of Appeals reinstated a temporary injunction against Fort Worth ISD’s mask mandate. […]

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