Marriage Under Attack by Texas Judge

February 19, 2015

Victory for Traditional Marriage: Attack by Rogue Judge Stopped by Texas Supreme Court This has been a momentous week in our efforts to defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law.

Late Monday evening, a federal judge halted President Obama’s executive order granting de facto legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. As Attorney General, I will continue to fight President Obama’s unilateral re-write of United States immigration policy.

Then this morning, a rogue state District Judge in Austin instructed the Travis County Clerk to certify a marriage license for a same sex couple. That license is invalid, just as any license issued in violation of state law would be.

I took immediate action, asking the Texas Supreme Court … continue reading

Victory: Judge Blocks Obama’s Illegal Amnesty Plan

February 17, 2015

Texas Wins Victory for Rule of Law A federal District Judge just struck down almost the entirety of President Obama’s executive action granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and allowing them to “obtain a variety of both state and federal benefits.”

This is a victory for the rule of law in America and a crucial first step in reining in President Obama’s lawlessness!

This injunction makes it clear that the President is not a law unto himself, and must work with our elected leaders in Congress and satisfy the courts in a fashion our Founding Fathers envisioned.

In his opinion, Judge Andrew Hanen resoundingly rejected the Obama Administration’s logic, saying that while the executive branch does have … continue reading

More recruits in our fight to defend Texas

December 12, 2014

I’m pleased to announce more recruits to our team as we prepare the Office of Attorney General to do battle with President Obama’s federal government and defend the people of Texas this coming year.

Our newest team members include:

Chief of Staff Bernard L. McNamee II Deputy Attorney General for Administration Katherine “Missy” Minter Cary General Counsel Amanda “Mandy” Crawford Director of Communications Allison Castle Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation Jim Davis Solicitor General Scott Keller Director of Scheduling Katie Lawhon Deputy Chief of Staff Steve Roddy Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel Brantley Starr

Along with our First Assistant Attorney General Chip Roy, these newly announced hires are very conservative, very experienced, … continue reading