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Statement Regarding Texas Attorney General Paxton’s Guidance Concerning Private, Religious Schools

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July 17, 2020

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For Immediate Release: 7.17.20
Contact: Lacey McNiel, media@firstliberty.org
Direct: 972-941-4453

Statement Regarding Texas Attorney General Paxton’s Guidance Concerning Private, Religious Schools

Austin, TX -This afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued guidance regarding private schools in Texas.  The following statement is attributable to Hiram Sasser, Executive General Counsel for First Liberty Institute:

“We are pleased General Paxton acknowledges that local governments have no authority to shut down or delay private religious schools under Texas law.  If any county or city attempts to shut down or delay religious schools, First Liberty will gladly defend those schools in court to ensure compliance with the Governor Abbott’s orders, General Paxton’s guidance, and state and federal law.”

Please email media@firstliberty.org or call 972-941-4453 to arrange an interview.

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