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How Attorneys General Can Increase Youth Involvement in the Rule of Law and the Attorneys General Office

By Raj Jaladi
January 10, 2023

A recurring concern being raised is the lack of youth/GenZ involvement in discussions of technology and governance.

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 31, Issue 7

      February 27, 2024 Volume 31, Issue 7 This Report summarizes opinions issued on February 8 and 21, 2024 (Part I).   Part I: Opinions McElrath v. Georgia, 22-721. The Court unanimously held that the Double Jeopardy Clause bars retrial of a defendant for a crime on which he was previously acquitted―even where…

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Recent Decisions on CID Enforcement

A number of recent decisions have addressed the enforcement of civil investigative demands (CIDs) and subpoenas issued by attorneys general. Massachusetts:  A Massachusetts decision addressed the question of personal jurisdiction over the recipient of a CID issued by the Massachusetts attorney general. The state contracted with IDDC for protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. IDDC…

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Capital Forum Event Explores the Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence

In many ways, 2023 was marked by dramatic transformations in the field of artificial intelligence (“AI”). The rise of generative AI models and stories of these models mimicking human conversation or passing state bar exams dominated news cycles and captivated the global imagination. Experts noted how advancements in generative AI are poised to inexorably disrupt…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 31, Issue 6

      January 24, 2024 Volume 31, Issue 6 This Report summarizes cases granted review on January 5, 12, and 22, 2024 (Part I).   Part I: Cases Granted Review Trump v. Anderson, 23-719.  The Court will resolve whether the Colorado Supreme Court erred in ordering former President Donald Trump to be excluded from…

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Attorney General Remedies Under Iowa Consumer Fraud Act Are Equitable, Not Legal, Do Not Require Jury Trial

The Iowa supreme court recently analyzed the state’s consumer protection statute and found that the attorney general’s enforcement of the statute does not require a jury trial because they are equitable, rather than legal. The Iowa attorney general sued several companies, alleging false and misleading claims in violation of Iowa’s Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) and…

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Illinois Attorney General Must Produce Documents from Non-Party State Agencies

The state of Illinois sued Monsanto and several other companies alleging that they contaminated the environment by producing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and caused environmental harm to the state’s air, water, wildlife and natural resources. Monsanto sought discovery from state agencies, arguing that that Illinois attorney general has a legal right to obtain those documents…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 31, Issue 5

      December 18, 2023 Volume 31, Issue 5 This Report summarizes cases granted review on December 13, 2023 (Part I).   Part I: Cases Granted Review FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, 22-235; Danco Laboratories, L.L.C. v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, 22-236. The Court will review a Fifth Circuit ruling holding “that respondents—doctors…

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D.C. Court of Appeals Issues Decision on the Stored Communications Act and Attorney General Investigations

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Michigan Attorney General May Select Venue for Suit Representing State Agency

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) as well as other federal, state, local and nongovernmental entities, reached an agreement in 1997 governing hydroelectric power projects in the Menominee River Basin, which includes northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This agreement, the Wilderness Shores Settlement Agreement (WSSA), provided that Wisconsin Electric (WE) agreed…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 31, Issue 4

      Dec. 12, 2023 Volume 30, Issue 17 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on Dec. 5, 2023 (Part I); and cases granted review on Nov. 20 and Dec. 8, 2023 (Part II). Part I: Opinion Acheson Hotels, LLC, v. Laufer, 22-429. The Court dismissed the case as moot. At issue was whether…

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Supreme Court Report: Volume 31, Issue 3

      November 27, 2023 Volume 31, Issue 3 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 3 and 13, 2023 (Part I). Part I: Cases Granted Review National Rifle Association of America v. Vullo, 22-842. The Court will resolve under what circumstances a government regulator’s actions urging regulated entities not to do business…

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Recent Attorney General Powers and Duties Cases—In Brief | 2nd Quarter 2023

Arkansas—Johnson, a death-row prisoner, sought post-conviction DNA testing of pieces of evidence found at the crime scene under Arkansas’ Act 1780. The Arkansas supreme court affirmed a trial court’s denial of Johnson’s petition, holding that Act 1780 only authorizes DNA testing “if it can provide materially relevant evidence that will significantly advance the petitioner’s claim…

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