The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

Volume 3, Number 2

May 2018: NAGTRI Journal

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When Social Media Becomes an Oxymoron: Free Speech, True Threats, & "Just Kidding"

Kevin C. McDowell, Assistant Chief Counsel, Advisory Division, Indiana Attorney General's Office
With increased concerns over school security, public schools implementing state laws may find themselves running afoul of constitutional rights of students. This increasingly draws attorneys general into the fray. Social media use by students raises important questions as to whether or to what extent public schools may discipline students for threats posted on social media. The first in a two-part series.

Ethics Corner: Creating a Chief Integrity Officer Position

Eric S. Fillman, Chief Integrity Officer, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
This article details how this new position has been structured to ensure that ethics and integrity are integrated into every aspect of the AG office's operations.

What McDonnell v. United States Means for State Corruption Prosecutors

Amie Ely, NAGTRI CEPI Director and Program Counsel
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Robert McDonnell v. United States nearly two years ago, it announced a new standard for cases involving a federal bribery statute. This first article of a two-part series examines how state courts have construed McDonnell and provides some practical tips for prosecutors to consider when investigating, charging, and trying corruption cases that may help avoid McDonnell issues.

Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust and Powers and Duties Chief Counsel
This article reports on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.

How the Oregon Attorney General's Office Tackles Elder Abuse

Ellen Klem, Director of Consumer Outreach and Education, Oregon Attorney General's Office
The year-long presidential initiative for Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been a focus on innovative techniques that attorney general offices can use to serve their senior constituents. This article provides a road map as to how one state, the Oregon Department of Justice, is working to protect their citizens against elder fraud and abuse.

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