Using Consumer Protection Laws to Ensure Consumers’ Access to Affordable Healthcare

In 2015, the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office began an initiative to prosecute unfair and deceptive trade practices that affect Washingtonians’ access to affordable healthcare under our state Consumer Protection Act.

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National Association of Attorneys General Statement Regarding 2020 Election

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) released the following statement today on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 36 attorneys general, led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Montana Attorney General and NAAG President Tim Fox: “As state and territory attorneys general, our backgrounds and perspectives are as diverse as the…

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56 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Adopt Key Changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a bipartisan letter today signed by 56 state and territory attorneys general urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) that provide critical financial support to victims of violent crimes and their families. Specifically, America’s Attorneys General want Congress to…

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Supports Legislation to Protect Victims of Elder Fraud

Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent today, NAAG urged Congress to include Edith’s Bill in COVID-19 relief legislation. Unfortunately, seniors are vulnerable targets of COVID-19 scams, such as providing personal information to fraudsters claiming to offer COVID-19 tests. The legislation would help senior victims recover financial losses as the result of fraud. The NAAG…

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National Association of Attorneys General Launches Podcast Series

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has launched a biweekly podcast series, The People’s Lawyer, to explore the role of state and territory attorneys general as chief legal officers and their work protecting the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. The podcast was launched in coordination with NAAG President and…

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NAGTRI Names Jeena Cho Wellness Consultant

Washington, D.C. — The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), is pleased to announce it has named Jeena Cho its Wellness Consultant to further NAGTRI’s wellness initiative. NAGTRI’s mission is to provide high-quality, non-partisan training to state and territory attorney general staff….

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The Evolving Debate Over Batson’s Procedures for Peremptory Challenges

This article considers the procedures for obtaining a fair and representative jury, specifically the procedures established in Batson v. Kentucky, and then discusses proposals to strengthen steps one, two, and/or three of those procedures.

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Urges Senate to Pass the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act

Washington, D.C. — A coalition of 44 state and territory attorneys general is urging Congress to further support Veteran Treatment Courts by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. In a letter to Senate leaders, the attorneys general wrote to encourage the passage of House Resolution 886 (H.R. 886), the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of…

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State and Territory Attorneys General Seek Congressional Support for Autism Services

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to congressional leadership, asking them to authorize the Autism CARES Act of 2019. This legislation provides ongoing federal support for research into autism spectrum disorders (“ASD”) and services to those affected by these conditions. “According to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one out…

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NAAG Statement on President Trump’s New Directive Requiring Swift Discharge of Debt for Disabled Veterans

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) issued the following statement following the announcement yesterday of President Trump’s new presidential directive requiring the U.S. Secretaries of Education and Veterans Affairs to swiftly discharge debt for totally and permanently disabled veterans: “The President’s action to ensure that tens of thousands of disabled veterans…

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