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Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick urge Texas Supreme Court to take up Ken Paxton’s appeal to whistleblower lawsuit

The two Republican state officials filed friend of the court briefs asking that the high court take up the case because it is relevant to statewide governance and to the powers of an executive office under the Texas Constitution.

From left: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott shake hands after a press conference on their plan for Texas to build its own border wall, at the Texas Capitol on June 16, 2021.

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