Texas Grand Jury Convenes in Securities Case Against Attorney General

A Texas grand jury convened on Tuesday to hear evidence presented by special prosecutors and gathered by the Texas Rangers over whether the state's Attorney General Ken Paxton violated securities law, a local television station reported. The prosecutors and Rangers entered a courthouse in Collin County for a closed-door meeting of the grand jury, WFAA reported from the court in the Dallas area. Paxton drew national attention when he said county clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage on religious grounds can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite June's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to allow same-sex marriage.