Paxton files petition in Chick-fil-A investigation


US-ECONOMY

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking the next step of his investigation of how the city of San Antonio excluded Chick-fil-A from having a spot in the city’s airport.

Paxton’s office filed a petition in court today looking for documents from the city under the Public Information Act.

“The City of San Antonio claims that it can hide documents because it anticipates being sued,” Attorney General Paxton said. “But we’ve simply opened an investigation using the Public Information Act. If a mere investigation is enough to excuse the City of San Antonio from its obligation to be transparent with the people of Texas, then the Public Information Act is a dead letter. The city’s extreme position only highlights its fear about allowing any sunshine on the religious bigotry that animated its decision.”

The decision by San Antonio earlier this year led the Texas Legislature to pass the ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill last week, right before the 2019 session came to an end.

You can look at the petition right here.


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