2020 Annual Report

The 2020 NAAG Annual Report provides a summary of the organization’s activity and highlights some of the many accomplishments of NAAG members and staff during the 2020 fiscal year.

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The Defense Production Act and Implications for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued authorizations for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to prevent COVID-19, millions of doses of both of these safe and effective vaccines have been administered throughout the United States. On February 27, the FDA authorized a third vaccine from Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. An…

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2018-2019 Annual Report

The 2018-2019 NAAG Annual Report provides a summary of the organization’s activity and highlights some of the many accomplishments of NAAG members and staff during the most recent fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.

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The New Bluebook – 21st Edition Has Some Significant Changes

For those whose work involves writing legal documents and who like to keep a copy of the Bluebook handy, you’ll want to know that the Bluebook published its twenty-first edition last year! The newest edition does include many changes. Among the most significant changes—the Bluebook says it made hundreds—the Bluebook addresses page limitations in court…

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National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute Announces Annual Award Recipients

The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research arm of the National Association of Attorneys General, announced its 2020 annual award winners during its Advisory Board and Training Coordinator Meeting on Jan. 27. “NAGTRI’s mission is supported by its dedicated and talented faculty,” said NAGTRI Directory Amy Tenney Curren. “NAGTRI…

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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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