Category: Politics

Ken Paxton Agrees To Community Service To Avoid Trial, Conviction In Securities Fraud Case

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has agreed to a pretrial deal that will see securities fraud charges against him dropped if he completes 100 hours of community service, takes legal ethics courses, and pays restitution. The nearly nine-year-old case alleged that Paxton solicited investors without disclosing his compensation, but he has consistently maintained his innocence, framing the case as politically motivated. Paxton’s agreement brings an abrupt end to the case, avoiding a trial that could have led to decades in prison and barred him from future office.

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Supreme Court Permits Texas Police To Arrest People Who Illegally Cross The Border As The SB 4 Legal Clash Continues

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 in favor of allowing a Texas law empowering local law enforcement to arrest individuals suspected of illegally crossing the Texas-Mexico border to take effect amid ongoing legal challenges. The decision, which overturns a lower court’s block of the law, has drawn criticism from some Mexican officials and immigrant rights groups, who argue that the law is unconstitutional and threatens immigrant communities in Texas. The legal battle is set to continue, with the case returning to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for further consideration.

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Early Voting Turnout In 2024 Texas Primaries Slumps Compared To 2020

Texans saw a significant drop in early voting turnout for the 2024 primary election compared to 2020, with about 10% of registered voters participating early. The decline was largely driven by decreased Democratic turnout, while Republican participation increased slightly. Experts attribute the decline to voter apathy, a lack of competitive races, and confusion over new voting requirements.

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Texas Victory: Federal Judge Rules $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill Unconstitutional, Backs Ken Paxton’s Challenge [VIDEO]

In a significant legal win for Texas and Attorney General Ken Paxton, a federal judge has declared the $1.7 trillion government funding bill passed in December 2022 unconstitutional. The ruling stems from the House of Representatives’ use of proxy voting, which allowed members to vote without being physically present. This decision could pave the way for other states to challenge aspects of the spending bill.

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“I’ve Made No Secret Of My Intentions”: Cornyn Poised To Launch Bid To Succeed McConnell as Senate GOP leader

After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his retirement, Texas Senator John Cornyn has hinted at his intention to run for the top Republican leadership position. A loyal lieutenant to McConnell, Cornyn has built strong ties across the party and is known for his fundraising prowess. His potential candidacy sets the stage for a closely watched leadership race within the Senate Republican Conference.

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