Combating Sexual Predators
As Solicitor General, Ted Cruz played an essential role in helping crack down on the growing scourge of sexual predators. He defended the primary state law at the Texas Supreme Court that ensures sexual predators will be fully monitored and brought to justice.
- Successfully defended the constitutionality of Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law before the Texas Supreme Court, allowing the state to fully monitor predators determined to threaten children;
- Argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nine states in Kennedy v. Louisiana, in support of capital punishment for the very worst child rapists.