Supreme Court Report: Volume 30, Issue 16

      June 30, 2023 Volume 30, Issue 16 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 27, 2023 (Part I). Part I: Opinions Moore v. Harper, 21-1271. By a 6-3 vote, the Court held that the Elections Clause “does not insulate state legislatures from the ordinary exercise of state judicial review.” In doing so,…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 30, Issue 15

      June 30, 2023 Volume 30, Issue 15 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 22 and 23, 2023 (Part I); and cases granted review on June 26, 2023 (Part II). Part I: Opinions United States v. Texas, 22-58. By an 8-1 vote, the Court upheld the Biden Administration’s new guidelines for immigration…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 30, Issue 14

      Volume 30, Issue 14 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 15 and 16, 2023 (Part I); and cases granted review on June 20, 2023 (Part II). Part I: Opinions Haaland v. Brackeen, 21-376. By a 7-2 vote, the Court upheld the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which aims…

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The Role of the Attorney General in the Opioid Crisis

The attorney general holds a unique position in state government. As the chief legal officer of the state, commonwealth, or territory, the attorney general is the legal advisor to and legal representative of state government branches and agencies, as well as the principal legal representative of the public interest for all the state’s citizens. Each…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 30, Issue 13

      Volume 30, Issue 13 This Report summarizes opinions issued on June 8, 2023 (Part I). Part I: Opinions Allen v. Milligan, 21-1086. By a 5-4 vote, the Court affirmed a three-judge district court’s ruling that Alabama’s congressional redistricting map drawn after the 2020 Census likely violates §2 of the Voting Rights Act…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: May 2023

Multistate Actions Led by Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a bipartisan coalition of 49 attorneys general filed a multistate enforcement action against Avid Telecom, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider. The lawsuit alleges that Avid Telecom and its…

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Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: May 2023

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered OneMain Financial, an installment lender, to pay $20 million in restitution and penalties for allegedly refusing to refund interest charges to 25,000 customers who cancelled their purchases within an advertised “full refund period.” OneMain also allegedly deceived borrowers about needing to purchase add-on products…

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May Consumer Protection Chief of the Month

I was excited to join the Arizona Attorney General’s office, starting in February 2023 as the new Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section Chief Counsel in the new administration of Attorney General Kris Mayes. With prior experience in the AG’s Consumer Protection Section, it has been exciting to rejoin the mission of protecting the people of…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 30, Issue 12

Volume 30, Issue 12 This Report summarizes opinions issued on May 25 and June 1, 2023 (Part I); and cases granted review on June 5, 2023 (Part II). Part I: Opinions Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, 21-454. By a 5-4 vote, the Court held that the Clean Water Act (CWA) covers wetlands only when they…

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Ethics For Charities Regulators

DESCRIPTION This webinar will address specific ethical issues that arise in the course of charities regulation and enforcement work. Topics include: Rules of conduct regarding: Treatment of corporate materials and confidential information from whistleblowers. Interaction with witnesses and subjects of investigations. Contact with unrepresented persons and employees of a represented entity. Conflicts of interest of…

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