Ken Paxton Is First State AG to File Brief Supporting Trump's Travel Ban

AUSTIN -- Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit defending President Trump's immigration order, becoming the first state attorney general to do so. "The law makes it very clear that the president has discretion to protect the safety of the American people and our nation's institutions with respect to who can come into this country," Paxton said in a prepared statement. A three judge panel from the 9th circuit court last week left in place a district court order that temporarily halted Trump's order that stopped the travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.   Continue reading...

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