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‘’Don’t Tread On Me’’ - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott By Donna McGill There’s something reassuring in a southern gentleman taking control with confidence. Texas’ current attorney general is just the man to inspire confidence in all things legal and political. Seeking a new term as the Lone Star State’s AG, Abbott is a no-nonsense man’s man who fears little, if anything. Case in point: he’s taking on Google! He’s also this week’s Law Star inductee. Keep reading for more on this southern lawyer.

With a campaign slogan of just four words, ‘’Don’t tread on me’’, there’s no denying the confidence and determination behind legal mind Greg Abbott. It might be worth Google’s time to consider, as well. Few people are willing to take on the internet giant. Not Abbott; in fact, it’s not even occurred to him not to. With a promise to look into the business practice of the conglomerate, and in particular, how searches are conducted and whether or not Google is manipulating the results pages in a way that could violate the country’s antitrust laws, Abbott and his team have hard at work in an effort to uncover the truth, regardless of what their investigations reveal. Google is already firing back, albeit indirectly. It’s gone on record to say that Texas certainly has the right to investigate the American based company, it must have citizens from that state filing complaints and thus far, there’s been no evidence. Ah, but then again, they don’t know Greg Abbott. As Abbott is quick to remind constituents and anyone else for that matter, these accusations have dated as far back as 2003 and the time to act on them is now. With more calls for regulation, a lot remains to be seen as to the final outcome, but you can be sure Greg Abbott and his hand-picked team will lead the charge.

Gulf of Mexico oil drilling bans. He’s even faced off with those fighting for the new national health care changes. Perhaps in his most risky move, he’s taken a definitive stand in the Arizona illegal immigration quagmire. Abbott is facing off against Barbara Ann Radnofsky, his democratic opponent who’s currently a Houston attorney. Unfortunately, it looks as though there will be at least some degree of mud-slinging. That’s too bad, because Abbott has undoubtedly did great things for the state of Texas and his opponent has had her fair share of proud moments. Her biggest problem with Abbott is his stance with Arizona as it moves forward in the red-hot immigration debate. Before finding his niche in the political arena, Abbott served on the Texas Supreme Court and a State District Judge in Harris County, Texas. Back then, as he does now, he puts his priorities on ‘’protecting the families and children of this great state of Texas from those with evil intent’’. He’s been named ‘’Trial Judge of the Year’’ by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and was appointed by then-Governor George W. Bush in 1995 to the Texas Supreme Court. He’s received many awards, including ‘’Jurist of the Year’’ and ‘’Appellate Judge of the Year’’. Abbott graduated from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Finance before receiving his law degree from Vanderbilt University. Abbott resides in Austin with his wife and daughter.

This isn’t the first ‘’big daddy’’ lawsuit Abbott’s faced. He has, in his role as the Texas AG, faced the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency and tackled his share of the


'Don't Tread On Me'' - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott  
'Don't Tread On Me'' - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott  

Seeking a new term as the Lone Star State's AG, Abbott is a no-nonsense man's man who fears little, if anything. Case in point: he's taking...