Fighting Pres. Obama, Defending the Unborn, and more…

June 16, 2015

With the whirlwind of the Legislative Session finally behind us, I thought I’d take an opportunity to update you on a number of important cases and issues we’ve been working on, each of which means a great deal to the people of Texas.

Fighting President Obama’s Lawless Executive Amnesty

Texas leads a 26-state bipartisan coalition currently fighting the President’s attempt to unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. In February, we secured a Federal injunction that stopped his plans to implement his program, and we’ve successfully fought back to keep that injunction in place. Along the way, we called for and received limited early discovery into untrue statements the Administration made during court proceedings about the premature issuance of … continue reading

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