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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:26 PM

Court says Ken Paxton's case against Austin and Travis County for issuing New Year's curfew is moot,

Court says Ken Paxton's case against Austin and Travis County for issuing New Year's curfew is moot, dismisses case

by Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune


An Austin court on Thursday dismissed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxtonís appeal challenging Travis County and Austinís New Years holiday curfew, months after it ended ó in a perhaps symbolic win for local officials.

The 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin dismissed Paxtonís appeal on technical grounds. The case is moot, Justice Gisela Triana wrote in the court's opinion, because the events already passed and Paxtonís appeal is contingent on future and uncertain events. The courtís lone Republican justice dissented.

While itís been months since New Yearís, Paxton argued the case wasnít moot and asked the court to prevent Austin and Travis ó or other local authorities ó from issuing similar orders in the future. The court refused.

The courtís decision comes months after Austin and Travis Countyís order went into effect. Because a trial court refused to immediately end the restrictions as Paxton requested, the city and county were able to enforce the restrictions during the holiday ó something local officials and health experts counted as a win. The Texas Supreme Court later blocked the curfew from continuing.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/08/ken-paxton-new-years-austin-curfew/

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