State Sovereign Immunity

Under the doctrine of "state sovereign immunity," a state cannot be sued in federal and state court without its consent, except in limited circumstances. This article walks through Supreme Court jurisprudence on sovereign immunity and explains the different regimes that states have adopted.

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Litigation, Legislation and Policy – Two Years of Reaction to NC Dental

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC has now been on the books for two years, and the time seems ripe for an update on litigation, legislation, and advocacy that address the exception from application of federal antitrust laws known as state action immunity.

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Media Advisory: State Attorneys General to Convene for Summer Meeting

NAAG will host its annual Summer Meeting in Big Sky, Mont. The meeting will address health care, the Internet of Things, self-driving cars and natural disasters.

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Ransomware: The Cutting-Edge Cybercrime Taking Over the Country and What You Can Do to Stop It

While cybercrime has surpassed illegal drug trafficking as the leading criminal funding scheme, there are certain legal obstacles making prosecution of the perpetrators overseas more difficult. In this article, read about the threats of ransomware on individuals and government entities and how prosecutors can help prevent perpetuating cyber-attacks.

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Media Advisory: Health Care Marketplace is Focus of AGs Summit

NAAG is holding its Presidential Initiative Summit with a theme of, “Evolving Challenges in the American Health Care Marketplace.” NAAG President and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen will host, and 22 state attorneys general will attend.

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Media Advisory: Technology is Focus of Attorneys General Meeting

The NAAG Southern Region is holding a one-and-a-half-day meeting in Charlottesville, Va., focusing on technology. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will host.

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Media Advisory: State AGs Convene in DC for Winter Meeting

NAAG will host its annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is the 2016-2017 NAAG president.

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Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part II

Jeromy Pankratz, Assistant Attorney General, South Dakota Attorney General’s Office It was with no small amount of astonishment that I listened to the class discuss with much solemnity their proposed legislation to prevent children of the kingdom from entering the forest while under threat of dragon attack. Wait. It may make more sense to start…

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Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part I

In late October 2015, I had the privilege of conducting a five-day training session for the Office of Legal Counsel of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training focused on the basics of legislative drafting, with an emphasis on drafting domestic legislation to implement international treaties. The training was sponsored by the…

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