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How Ken Paxton is stretching the boundaries of consumer protection laws to pursue political targets

The attorney general repeatedly uses laws meant to protect against fraudulent or deceptive practices to target hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and LGBTQ+ groups.

By Vianna Davila, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, right, is using consumer protection laws to target organizations like Annunciation House, run by Ruben Garcia, left, whose work conflicts with Paxton’s political views.

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