National Association of Attorneys General
Volume 8, Number 12
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Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of Attorneys General
Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust Counsel and Powers and Duties Counsel
This is another in our series reporting on recent decisions from across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.
Update on Appointed and Elected Attorneys General
Several decisions have been made in states where the attorney general is appointed by the governor or elected by the state legislature. Find an update of new attorneys general in this article.
Nuclear Waste Storage: Renewed Challenges Following the Rule on Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Jeanette Manning, NAGTRI Program Counsel
Following the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s new rule concerning fuel storage, renewed challenges present themselves on whether or not nuclear power should be used as an energy source. Relationship building, regulatory authority and protocol, and disaster preparedness are just a few of the new areas states may want to explore as a result.
Ninth Circuit Upholds Washington State's Regulation of Cigarettes Made on the Yakama Indian Reservation
Josh Morehouse, NAGTRI Visiting Fellow
A tobacco product manufacturer, owned by a Native American and located on the Yakama Indian reservation in Washington state, has to comply with the tobacco escrow statues passed by Washington when making cigarette sales off-reservation. The court decision is explained.
Rule of Law and the Role of the Private Enterprise
This article, the last in the NAAGazette series, focuses on the role that private enterprise or the business community has on promoting the rule of law to benefit society as whole.