A Texas Judge ruled that State Attorney General Ken Paxton does not have to appear at a hearing related to an abortion access lawsuit.
It comes after Paxton fled his home in a truck driven by his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, to avoid being served a subpoena Monday, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.
The subpoena was part of a lawsuit filed in August by several abortion funds, as well as by an individual abortion provider, seeking to block Texas officials from bringing cases under Texas’ abortion bans for conduct that happened out of state or before Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Paxton's office filed a motion to quash the subpoenas saying they were not proper and had not been effectively served. The motion said he refused to engage a person trying to serve him at his home Monday morning.
A judge granted his motion Tuesday.