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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has unblocked critics on his Twitter account and agreed not to take such action again after reaching an agreement in a First Amendment lawsuit filed against him.

Of note: The agreement, filed in Austin on Friday but announced Monday, follows similar First Amendment cases against former President Trump and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

Driving the news: Paxton agreed in the filing not to block users from his personal Twitter account, @KenPaxtonTX, "based on First Amendment-protected viewpoints expressed."

  • Paxton unblocked the nine plaintiffs named in the suit last May, after it was filed by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the Texas Tribune notes.
  • Friday's filing shows he's no longer blocking any accounts.

What they're saying: Kate Huddleston, attorney for the ACLU of Texas said in a statement that the agreement marked "an important victory for Texans' First Amendment rights."

  • Katie Fallow, senior counsel at the Knight First Amendment Institute, added that multiple courts" have recognized that government officials who use their social media accounts for official purposes violate the First Amendment if they block people from those accounts on the basis of viewpoint."
  • Representatives for Paxton did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Go deeper: Trump's unexpected 1st Amendment legacy

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Judge agrees to consider temporarily blocking Texas abortion ban

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A federal judge will hold a hearing on Oct. 1 to consider temporarily blocking enforcement of Texas' restrictive abortion ban after an emergency request from the Biden administration.

Why it matters: The hearing comes after the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit last week against Texas over the new law, which bans nearly all abortions and awards at least $10,000 to anyone who successfully sues a person that helps a pregnant person access an abortion after six weeks.

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In reversal, Pentagon now says drone strike killed 10 Afghan civilians

Caskets for the dead are carried towards the gravesite as relatives and friends attend a mass funeral for members of a family that is said to have been killed in a U.S. drone airstrike, in Kabul on Aug. 30. Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A U.S. drone strike launched on Aug. 29 killed 10 civilians in Afghanistan, including seven children, rather than the Islamic State extremists the Biden administration claimed it targeted, the Pentagon said Friday.

Why it matters: U.S. Central Command said at the time that officials "know" the drone strike "disrupted an imminent ISIS-K threat" to Kabul's airport, and that they were "confident we successfully hit the target."

UN warns of "catastrophic" climate change failure without more emissions cuts

UN Secretary-General António Guterres at a news conference. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

A United Nations report released Friday warned that the planet will likely warm by more than 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century unless governments take extra steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Why it matters: The report, released just months ahead of November's UN Climate Summit, highlights the growing pressure on global leaders to crack down on emissions to avert the worst effects of climate change.