Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

By Emily Myers | April 14, 2020

Recent decisions from across the country affecting the powers and duties of state and territory attorneys general.

Civil rights definition in dictionary
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Rights

When Social Media Becomes an Oxymoron, Part II: Student Free Speech and Substantial Disruption

Student social media use has resulted in school concerns regarding harassment (particularly, cyberbullying), creation of a substantial disruption or material interference in the school, and a marked increase in what may be termed “true threats,” this latter topic the focus of this article.

Read More →
Student loan form
  • Consumer Protection

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: States Deal with Sky-High Denial Rates

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was enacted by Congress in 2007 to discharge federal student loans for borrowers who devoted ten years of their careers to public service.

Read More →
Doctor shaking hands with patient
  • Consumer Protection

Using Consumer Protection Laws to Ensure Consumers’ Access to Affordable Healthcare

In 2015, the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office began an initiative to prosecute unfair and deceptive trade practices that affect Washingtonians’ access to affordable healthcare under our state Consumer Protection Act.

Read More →
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law

The Evolving Debate Over Batson’s Procedures for Peremptory Challenges

This article considers the procedures for obtaining a fair and representative jury, specifically the procedures established in Batson v. Kentucky, and then discusses proposals to strengthen steps one, two, and/or three of those procedures.

Read More →
Ethics Corner, attorney general ethics priorities, social media, Rule 3.8(d) and duty to disclose, blogging, lawyers substance abuse and ethics
  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics

“Lawful Investigative Activities,” Pretext, and Rule 8.4(c) of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct

There are important considerations to ensure a lawyer’s oversight complies with local ethics rules. This article addresses Colorado’s rule and provides practical considerations for lawyers to consider in conducting their own such investigations.

Read More →
powers and duties, attorney general powers
  • Powers and Duties

Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

A report on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state and territory attorneys general.

Read More →
security breach image
  • Consumer Protection
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • International
  • International Fellows

Corporate and Government Responsibility to Protect Data and Assist Law Enforcement

This article will examine the current state of affairs with respect to protecting data and make some recommendations about how to ensure that corporations and government institutions take their role seriously to protect citizens’ personal information.

Read More →
  • Criminal Law
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • International
  • International Fellows
  • Technology

Overcoming Hurdles to Secure Evidence from Social Media Companies in Cybercrime Investigations and Prosecutions

This article identifies primary hurdles international prosecutors face when attempting to collect evidence of a crime from social media companies and offers some recommendations to help reduce cybercrime.

Read More →
Security alert on phone
  • Criminal Law
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • International
  • International Fellows

Global Cooperative Efforts to Prevent Cybercrime

Cybercrime is constantly becoming more sophisticated and neither criminal laws, best practices, nor policies addressing cross-border cybercrime have kept up with it.

Read More →
State Action Immunity
  • Antitrust
  • Civil Law

State Action Immunity Update

The state action immunity doctrine is an important protection for state regulatory boards and other non-state entities.

Read More →
powers and duties, attorney general powers
  • Powers and Duties

Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

A report on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state and territory attorneys general.

Read More →
Bankruptcy next exit sign
  • Bankruptcy

Notice Issues in the Age of Social Media

Read carefully, Mullane requires that courts must constantly examine the methods of notice they are using and rethink their approach to giving notice.

Read More →