Volume 4, Number 8

August 30, 2010

Right to Remain Silent: The Supreme Court Clarifies Miranda
Dan Schweitzer, NAAG Supreme Court Counsel
Sometimes the most surprising thing about a Supreme Court case is that the Court had not already resolved the issue years before. This struck me first in 1996 when several sheriffs challenged the Brady Bill as violating the Tenth Amendment.
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Employee Spotlight
Smile…it increases your face value. Smiling is a great way to build a connection among people. This is the belief of Janet Fernandes, the newest addition to the NAAG staff.
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Financial Reform Bill Becomes Law
Dennis Cuevas, Consumer Protection Counsel
In an effort to prevent another collapse of the financial system and to avoid billion dollar bailouts of companies, such as AIG and Citi, Congress passed the largest overhaul of financial-industry regulation known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (The Act).
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United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa: A Tale of Two Holdings
Karen Cordry, Bankruptcy Counsel
“It was the best of decisions; it was the worst of decisions.” Well, perhaps a bit overstated – but the Supreme Court’s recent decision in United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa, 130 S. Ct. 1367 (March 23, 2010) was a distinctly mixed bag vis-a-vis the states’ interests in bankruptcy cases.
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An Interdisciplinary Response to Sexting
Hedda Litwin, Cyberspace Law Counsel
One in every six teens who has a cell phone has received a sexually suggestive image or video of someone they know, and 4 percent have sent such an image to themselves or someone else via text messaging.
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