An Update on the Legal Landscape of Revenge Porn

Introduction As of 2020, approximately 223 million Americans used social media, with that number only continuing to rise into 2021.1 Approximately 84% of Americans aged 18-29 are users of social media.2 For the roughly 70% of Americans who currently use social media, checking their profile is a part of their daily routine.3 Moreover, an estimated…

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Is a Closed-Ended Question Inherently a Leading Question?

Introduction There is significant confusion among attorneys and judges regarding whether closed-ended questions (questions that ask respondents to choose from a distinct set of pre-defined responses) are inherently leading. Most jurisdictions hold that closed-ended questions are not inherently leading, but in some jurisdictions the caselaw is either unsettled or unclear regarding this issue. Contributing to…

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Subpoenaing Out of State Witnesses

Introduction Can a prosecutor in State A, who has brought charges against a defendant in a State A court, compel an important out-of-state witness, W, to leave State B to testify in the State A trial? If so, how? The answer is yes, by using the Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from…

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NAAG Submits Comment Letter on Beneficial Ownership Regulations

Our comments are consistent with the sense of Congress, which requires that regulations “to the greatest extent practicable… collect information in a form and manner that is reasonably designed to generate a database that is highly useful to… law enforcement agencies…” NDAA § 6402(8)(C).

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Attorneys General Support Regulations for the Use and Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership Information

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) submitted comments to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Treasury, in response to its request for input regarding beneficial ownership information reporting and disclosure requirements. Earlier this year, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was passed. The CTA requires…

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NAAG Supports Funding for Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

LSC funding has also fostered public-private partnerships between legal aid
organizations and private firms and attorneys across the country which donate their
time and skills to assist residents in need. Nationwide, 132 independent nonprofit
legal aid programs rely on this federal funding to provide services to nearly two
million of our constituents on an annual basis.

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Attorneys General to Congress: Provide Adequate Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congress today in support of robust funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC provides vital legal assistance to low-income Americans, including support for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the single largest funder of civil legal aid in…

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George Mason University, NAAG, ASCP, and Montana Forensic Science Division Receive Federal Grant to Launch Center on Forensics

Washington, D.C. — A consortium of organizations in the academic, legal, and medical communities has been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to launch and administer the NIJ National Center on Forensics (NCF). The work will be led by George Mason University (Mason), in partnership with the American Society…

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AGs Ask Congress to Adequately Fund Legal Services Corporation

NAAG is calling on Congress to provide robust funding for the Legal Services Corporation which provides financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Letters were sent to House and Senate leadership.

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Attorneys General Urge Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies

As our States’ chief legal officers, we are concerned about the use of American financial institutions for money laundering by terrorist groups and other criminal enterprises.

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