Texas AG Urges State High Court To Dispose Of City Bag Bans

Law360, New York (December 15, 2016, 7:03 PM EST) -- Texas’ attorney general on Wednesday urged the state’s high court to take up an appeal launched by the city of Laredo over its proposed ordinance banning single-use plastic and paper bags in its retail stores, saying he wants a recent appellate court defeat of the bag ban to apply statewide.

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of Texas, saying although he supports Laredo’s effort to get a case concerning its single-use bag restriction in front of the court, he seeks an outcome that would not only kill Laredo’s law but also similar ones that have...

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