Past Texas Bar Presidents Want AG Paxton Reprimanded

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Four former presidents of the State Bar of Texas are part of a group of lawyers who on Wednesday urged the bar to reprimand Attorney General Ken Paxton for attempting to overturn presidential election results and allegedly encouraging participation at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

In a complaint against the state's top lawyer, over a dozen members of the state bar and the nonprofit Lawyers Defending American Democracy told the agency's disciplinary arm that Paxton has repeatedly violated the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and should be suspended from practicing law or permanently disbarred. The Texas attorneys argue that Paxton's...

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