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Volume 3, Number 10

States to Commence First Tobacco Arbitration
Peter Levin, Tobacco Chief Counsel
Early next year the signatory states to the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) will commence the first MSA arbitration.
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Federal Hate Crimes Bill Signed into Law
Andrea M. Hampton, Civil Rights Issues Coordinator
President Obama signed into law Oct. 28 the federal hate crimes bill known as the �Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act� (P.L. #111-84). It went into effect upon signing as part of the �National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.�
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Employee Spotlight
Taylor Bartlett started her college career working at NAAG two and a half years ago, and has remained with the Association ever since.
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State of Unprocessed DNA Evidence Examined
The federal government initiated a study in 2007 to examine the state of unprocessed DNA evidence within state and local law enforcement agencies and its effect on the criminal justice system.
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7th Circuit Launches E-Discovery Pilot Program
Hedda Litwin, Cyberspace Law Chief Counsel
Phase One of the 7th Circuit�s Electronic Discovery Pilot Program launched on Oct. 1. It was developed as a result of continuing discussions regarding the need for cooperation and reform, particularly in view of the increasing costs and burden of electronic discovery.
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NAGTRI Faculty of the Year Awards Given
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute�s (NAGTRI) Faculty of the Year award is presented annually to a faculty member or members who have significantly contributed to developing and presenting quality programs to their counterparts in the Attorneys General office.
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Committee Tackles Federalism and State Law
Sarah Bertozzi, Visiting Counsel
NAAG staff attended the Uniform Law Commission (ULC)�s Committee on Federalism and State Law Oct. 24 meeting in Washington, DC.
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AG Spotlight

Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General

Brian Frosh was sworn in as Maryland attorney general in January 2015.