From Burr to Harris: AG to VP

What does Kamala Harris have in common with Aaron Burr and Martin Van Buren? All three served as state attorney general before becoming U.S. Senator and then Vice President of the United States. In fact, this is the same path to the Vice Presidency that 10% of all Vice Presidents have followed since Aaron Burr’s…

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National Association of Attorneys General Condemns Attack on U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and stating such actions cannot be allowed to go unchecked. The letter, led by Colorado…

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NAAG Supports Creation of UNESCO and International Association of Prosecutors Partnership to Support Prosecution of Crimes Against Journalists

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is supporting a new partnership between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) to promote the safety of journalists. In particular, NAAG, through the NAGTRI Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration, contributed to reviewing and…

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Fighting Corruption through International Cooperation

Public corruption investigations have resulted in record fines, numerous prison sentences, and even political fallout in several Latin American countries. The investigation and prosecution of Odebrecht scandal illustrates some of the ways that countries can work together to reduce public corruption.

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Attorneys General Support Federal Legislation to Protect Safety of Federal Judges and their Families

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at protecting the safety of federal judges and their families. The letter, signed by 51 of America’s attorneys general, supports passage of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act or similar legislation. The bill would…

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NAAG Recognizes Outstanding Award Recipients

Each year, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is proud to honor members of the attorney general community for their outstanding achievements and invaluable contributions to the work of the organization. These coveted awards honor the many efforts of the hardworking and passionate staff and leaders from attorneys general offices who devote their unique…

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National Association of Attorneys General Announces Annual Award Recipients

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced its annual award winners during the Virtual 2020 NAAG Capital Forum on Dec. 2. Montana Attorney General and 2020 NAAG President Tim Fox was the recipient of the Kelley-Wyman Award, the Association’s most prestigious honor, given annually to the attorney general who has done…

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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine is Elected NAAG President

Washington, D.C. — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) at its Capital Forum, Dec. 2-3. During the event, General Racine announced his Presidential Initiative “The People v. Hate: Standing Up for Humanity.” The initiative commenced on Dec. 3 with a keynote address…

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Working Group Submits Recommendations to Congress for Preventing Illegal Robocalls

Washington, D.C. — The interagency robocall working group, of which the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is a member, has shared a robocall report with Congress with recommendations for the prevention and prosecution of unwanted telemarketing calls. The working group was established under the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. Signed…

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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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