Volume 3, Number 3

April 27, 2009

Attorneys General Train Mexican Prosecutors
The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI) trained 26 Mexican prosecutors in Austin, Texas the week of March 30 as Mexico?s judicial system transitions from written proceedings to an oral adversarial system. Assistant Attorneys General from California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah served as bilingual faculty members, teaching all sessions in Spanish.
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The Presumption Against Preemption Strikes Back: The Lessons Of Altria Group v. Good and Wyeth v. Levine
Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court Counsel
In the ongoing preemption wars, February 22, 2008, was the states? darkest day. The Supreme Court handed down five decisions, three in preemption cases. And the Court found state law preempted in all three. What a difference a year makes.
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Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of State Attorneys General
Emily Myers, Antitrust and Special Projects Counsel
This is an update series of articles about cases affecting the powers and duties of state Attorneys General.
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Federal Response to the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan
Dennis Cuevas, Project Director and Chief Counsel, Consumer Protection
In an effort to stem the tide of foreclosures and stabilize the housing market, President Obama announced this past February his $275 billion housing plan. The plan would help nine million troubled homeowners refinance their mortgages and stabilize neighborhoods devastated by foreclosures. Dubbed the ?Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan,? the plan has three components: a refinancing program, a modification program, and a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac strengthening component.
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Summer Meeting: Public Protection in Challenging Economic Times
Finding ways to protect the public with fewer state dollars will be the focus of discussion among the state Attorneys General and others during the NAAG Summer Meeting, June 16-18 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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NAAG Welcomes Spring Supreme Court Fellows
NAAG is pleased to announce the arrival of the Supreme Court Fellows for the Spring term.
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NAAG Gets Support to Reduce Crime Through Early Education and Child Care
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national non-profit anti-crime organization, has awarded NAAG a $10,000 grant to foster efforts on effective strategies to reduce crime and violence through early education and childhood care programs.
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NAAG?s Community Outreach: Legal Food Frenzy
NAAG once again participated in Virginia Attorney General Bill Mim?s ?Legal Food Frenzy?. This was the 3rd annual food-and-funds drive organized by the Virginia Attorney General?s Office, the Virginia Bar Association and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. NAAG?s Charities Committee coordinated events for the NAAG staff to encourage donations while promoting a positive and fun atmosphere.
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The Year of the Child Presidential Summit
While the Internet has provided our children with a greater knowledge of the world in which they live, it has also exposed them to danger from individuals who would hurt them.
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Employee Spotlight
Patricia Molteni is no stranger to the inner workings of the Attorney?s General office. Before coming to NAAG, she worked for 12 years in the Missouri Office of the Attorney General under former Attorney General and current Missouri Governor Jeremiah ?Jay? Nixon. Throughout her career, Patricia has worked primarily in commercial litigation specializing in bankruptcy and collection cases.
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