State AGs Endorse CLOUD Act

The Act both confirms law enforcement’s ability to obtain probable-caused-based warrants for electronic communications stored abroad and creates a clear avenue for service providers to challenge an SCA warrant that targets a foreign person and which would require a provider to violate foreign law.

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Collaboration, Cooperation, Commitment: Working Together to End Human Trafficking

An Illinois case study illustrates the benefits that accrue when federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors work together to rescue victims, investigate trafficking, and prosecute offenders.

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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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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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“Lawful Investigative Activities,” Pretext, and Rule 8.4(c) of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct

There are important considerations to ensure a lawyer’s oversight complies with local ethics rules. This article addresses Colorado’s rule and provides practical considerations for lawyers to consider in conducting their own such investigations.

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Overcoming Hurdles to Secure Evidence from Social Media Companies in Cybercrime Investigations and Prosecutions

This article identifies primary hurdles international prosecutors face when attempting to collect evidence of a crime from social media companies and offers some recommendations to help reduce cybercrime.

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Global Cooperative Efforts to Prevent Cybercrime

Cybercrime is constantly becoming more sophisticated and neither criminal laws, best practices, nor policies addressing cross-border cybercrime have kept up with it.

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NAAG and ASCLD Lead an Effort to Assist Puerto Rico Forensic Science Laboratory

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) today announced the completion of a successful two-week mission to assist the Puerto Rico Bureau of Forensic Science (BFS), also known as Negociado de Ciencias Forenses. The mission, which was conducted between April 21 and May…

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NAAG & ASCLD Partner to Assist Puerto Rico Forensic Science Laboratory

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), and the Governor of Puerto Rico announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among NAAG, ASCLD, and Puerto Rico’s Department of Public Safety. This MOU sets forth the history and future of the Puerto Rico Forensic Science…

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Ethics Corner: The Nation’s Prosecutors Uphold Their Sworn Oaths

Many law review articles insist that overzealous prosecutors, intentionally or negligently exceeding the scope of their legitimate authority. This article argues that there is virtually no empirical support for this proposition, and the evidence supports the conclusion that prosecutorial misconduct occurs with admirable infrequency.

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