Texas school finance system ruled illegal

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Texas judge Wednesday declared the state's school finance system unconstitutional and gave the governor and state legislators a year to fix the system.

Border scam closed down in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, July 6 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Tuesday announced a court has shut down a scam that defrauded numerous immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas AG calls for insanity changes

AUSTIN, Texas, May 7 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general is calling for closer monitoring of defendants who are acquitted by reason of insanity.

States seek to block coal company deal

AUSTIN, Texas, April 1 (UPI) -- Six states filed suit Thursday in Washington federal court to block the proposed consolidation of two of the nation's largest coal producers.

Judgment in Texas immigration scam

AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Friday that he won a $1.4 million judgment against a woman he sued for defrauding hundreds of immigrants.

Texas attorney general calls for crackdown

AUSTIN, Texas, March 1 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Monday called on Mexican and U.S. law officers to crackdown on scams aimed at immigrants in the United States.

Texas ruling backs college student voting

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled Wednesday students at Prairie View A&M University who want to register and vote there must be allowed to do so.

Democrats demand Justice Department memo

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Democrats are alleging that partisanship was behind the Justice Department's pre-clearance of the state's new congressional redistricting plan.

Texas attorney general backs pledge

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools.

Study: domestic abuse in Hispanic families

MCALLEN, Texas, June 17 (UPI) -- A survey of 1,200 Texas residents shows two of three Hispanic families have experienced domestic violence.

Texas targets scams aimed at immigrants

DALLAS, March 4 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Tuesday announced a public awareness program to stamp out a scam aimed at Hispanic immigrants seeking legal help in the state.

Texas targets scams aimed at immigrants

DALLAS, March 4 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Tuesday announced a public awareness program aimed at stamping out a growing scam that targets Hispanic immigrants. Abbott said con artists pose as licensed attorneys offering poor advice on immigration problems and then

Cold rain hampers Columbia recovery

HEMPHILL, Texas, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Recovery teams slogged through muddy forests in east Texas Thursday looking for more debris from space shuttle Columbia.

Texas fights $29 million in Enron bonuses

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott plans to fight Enron's request that a bankruptcy judge approve $29 million more in bonuses for critical workers.
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Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott(born November 13, 1957) is the Texas Attorney General, and is the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve in that role. Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following John Cornyn's election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside the state of Texas for successfully defending the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the state Capitol in Austin in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.

Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and was reared in Duncanville (Dallas County). He and his wife, Cecilia P. Abbott, a former school teacher and principal, were married in 1982. They have a daughter named Audrey (born 1997).

After his graduation from the University of Texas in Austin, with a B.B.A. in finance, he received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.

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