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Volume 7, Number 8

Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of Attorneys General
Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust Counsel and Powers and Duties Counsel
This is another in our series reporting on recent decisions from across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.
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NAAG Employee Spotlight
NAAG welcomed three new attorneys to its staff this past month. All three will serve as program counsel for the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) and assist in the development, implementation and instruction of NAGTRI trainings. Additionally, the three attorneys will support the work of NAAG committees in the areas of consumer protection, criminal law, energy and environment law, and substance abuse
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Eradicating Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains
Jeff Tsai, Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of California and Hanna Chung, Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice
The crime of human trafficking is, in its broadest terms, the modern-day enslavement of a person. It encompasses many types of conduct, including sex trafficking and forced labor, and regularly targets particular groups such as underage children. And increasingly, human trafficking is becoming a high-profit enterprise of sophisticated transnational criminal organizations
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Court Decision Affirms States� Role in Regulating and Banning Flavored Tobacco Product Sales
Patricia Molteni, NAAG Tobacco Counsel
You can get a 32-ounce cherry soda in New York City but not a cherry-flavored cigar. In a decision handed down earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld New York City�s ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco products.
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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Need to Know Changes
Kristin Krause Cohen, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) provides parents with the right to control the collection of personal information from their children online. While the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the primary enforcer of COPPA, Congress has also made clear that states have jurisdiction to bring civil actions on behalf of the residents of their states for COPPA Rule violations, and both Texas and New Jersey have done so.
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AG Office Planning: October is Crime Prevention Month
Michelle Boykins, Senior Director of Communications, National Crime Prevention Council
October is National Crime Prevention month�a time when the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) asks us to renew or join the commitment to help �Take A Bite Out Of Crime�.� In 1984, October was designated as Crime Prevention Month through a presidential proclamation and since then, NCPC has been working with local law enforcement, government agencies, civic groups, schools and businesses, and other organizations to help them spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. Attorneys general are dedicated to ensuring public safety and working with local law enforcement.
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AG Spotlight

Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General

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