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Texas laws protecting whistleblowers don't apply to Attorney General Ken Paxton, his agency argues in bid to quash lawsuit

In a lawsuit, four former Paxton aides claim they were wrongfully terminated for reporting alleged criminal behavior on his part. Paxton’s agency wants a judge to quash subpoenas and depositions, saying that as an elected official Paxton is exempt from state whistleblower protection laws.

State Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, and her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, look toward the Senate gallery at the Capitol on Jan. 12, 2021.

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