Supreme Court Report: Concepcion v. United States, 20-1650

October 7, 2021 Volume 29, Issue 1 This Report summarizes cases granted review on September 30, 2021 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Concepcion v. United States, 20-1650 Concepcion v. United States, 20-1650. The question presented is “[w]hether, when deciding if it should ‘impose a reduced sentence’ on an individual under Section 404(b) of the First…

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Attorneys General Urge FCC to Accelerate Deadline for STIR/SHAKEN Adoption

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fight back against the scourge of illegal robocalls by moving up the deadline for smaller telephone companies to implement caller ID technology. Under the TRACED Act, which became law in 2019, phone companies are required to implement STIR/SHAKEN technology on…

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Significant Political and Legal Developments This Year for U.S. Territories

The United States’ territories and the District of Columbia are seeing some of the most significant political and legal movement they have experienced in years in several areas, including national reexamination of the Insular Cases, pushes for statehood, citizenship issues, and ongoing litigation about equitable federal benefits in the territories. Reexamination of the Insular Cases…

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National Association of Attorneys General Announces New Director for Training and Research Arm

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has selected Jeanette Manning as the new director of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), the training and research branch of NAAG. Manning temporarily will continue to serve in her role as director of NAGTRI’s Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration…

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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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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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