Attorneys General Lead National Discussion with Congress on State Responses to Domestic Terrorism

Following the events of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s March 2021 report warning that domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat this year, it was no surprise that the House Homeland Security Committee’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 117th Congress was focused…

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Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccines Rollout Nationwide: March 2021 Update for the Attorney General Community

The distribution of three safe and efficacious vaccines to prevent COVID-19 has continued to ramp up both globally and domestically. Here in the U.S., average daily rates of vaccines administered has increased from 1.5 million at the end of February to close to 2.5 million in March. On March 24, the U.S. reached over 130…

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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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Interpreting Elder Exploitation Data in the Age of a Global Pandemic

This is the first in a series of articles about financial exploitation of older adults related to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about elder justice. The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world since early 2020 has claimed more than 500,000 lives in the United States, infected millions more in the country, and has transformed the way…

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Information about the Federal Extended Residential Eviction Moratorium

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) nationwide temporary residential eviction moratorium has been extended, effective January 31, 2021, through March 31, 2021 by virtue of 86 Fed. Reg. 8020 (the Order). The original temporary eviction moratorium, which was published on September 4, 2020, expired on January 31, 2021. In addition to extending the…

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Antisemitism in America and Its Recent Resurgence

In a year that began with Congress being assaulted by a group that included individuals wearing “Camp Auschwitz” shirts and displaying symbols of hate, it is clear that hate and antisemitism is alive and well in the United States. To help address the rise of domestic antisemitic and hate incidents, NAAG President and District of…

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New Scholarship on Qualified Immunity (and Federalism)

Professors Aaron Nielson and Christopher Walker recently published an important new study on qualified immunity: Qualified Immunity and Federalism, 109 Georgetown Law Journal 229 (2020). In this article, the authors argue that scholars, judges, and policymakers have overlooked the doctrine’s important federalism dimensions—in at least three ways. Many of the reasons the U.S. Supreme Court…

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2020 Consumer Protection Year in Review

Attorneys General Respond to COVID-19 Challenges and Maintain Strong Efforts Across Full Range of Consumer Issues The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to state and territory attorneys general in 2020, including price gougers, charlatans peddling bogus treatments or cures, and companies refusing to provide refunds for cancelled travel and other events. For many attorney general…

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Consumer Chief of the Month: Kate Carter, Deputy Attorney General, Kansas Attorney General’s Office

Kate Carter, deputy attorney general for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, is Consumer Chief of the Month for February 2021.

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Federal Consumer Protection News and Other Items of Interest: February 2021

This article includes recent federal consumer protection news.

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