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State Attorneys General Play an Active Role in the Realm of Legal Policy and Our System of Government.

State attorneys general file lawsuits, amicus briefs, and comment letters arguing for the defense of liberty, equality before the law to ensure predictability and lawfulness, and the sovereignty of the states as provided in the Constitution on issues of extreme importance in society. State attorneys general have engaged in over 40 lawsuits and issued more than 25 letters in the first six months of 2021. The aim of the lawsuits and letters is to hold accountable the federal government to ensure fairness and promote prosperity for all Americans.


Texas v. Richter

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in federal court over the Biden Administration’s decision to unlawfully strip away Texas’s 1115 Medicaid waiver extension, which would have ensured stable […]

Texas v. Yellen

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in federal court, arguing that Congress lacks the authority to usurp state taxing authority, which was included in the American Rescue Plan […]

Texas v. Biden

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden Administration in federal court for encouraging the spread of COVID-19 at the border by allowing illegal aliens, potentially infected with COVID-19, to […]

Louisiana v. Biden

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry led 10 states in suing the Biden Administration in federal court over an executive order, known as the ‘social costs of carbon,’ which is an […]

Amicus Briefs of Note

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Then-Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief on behalf of 21 states supporting a football coach who was fired for praying after […]

Comment Letters

Bostock Interpretations Letter

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery led a comment letter from 21 states to the Biden Administration opposing several agencies’ interpretations of the Bostock decision from the Supreme Court. The letter […]

Biden Vaccine Door-to-Door Campaign

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich responded to reports that the Biden Administration was planning to send volunteers door-to-door to encourage people to take the COVID-19 vaccine. General Brnovich warned the […]

Migrant Protection Protocols Letter

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security opposing the termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols Program. Attorney General Morrisey argues the termination […]

Cybersecurity and Pipelines Letter

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen sent a letter from 19 states to President Biden in response to the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, expressing the need for robust energy infrastructure, including the […]

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