NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit Focused on Child Safety J.B. Van Hollen, NAAG President and Wisconsin Attorney General NAAG President and Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted his presidential initiative summit, �America�s Promise�Keeping Our Kids Safe,� Sept. 16-18 in Milwaukee, Wis. Participants discussed ways to protect children from sex predators, illegal narcotics, abuse and other dangers.
Vermont and Nebraska Attorneys General Take Patent Trolls Head On Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning The attorneys general in Vermont and Nebraska are taking action against patent trolls---businesses that don�t invent or manufacture anything, but instead acquire patents with the aim of making money by asserting claims of patent infringement. Full Article
A Preview of the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Term Dan Schweitzer, NAAG Supreme Court Counsel Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking it slow after two momentous Terms. No same-sex marriage, Voting Rights Act, or health care law this Term; just a steady diet of civil procedure, statutory construction, and habeas corpus. As is often the case, however, the conventional wisdom captures part of the truth but misses deeper insights. Full Article
North American Conference Puts Spotlight on Combating Transnational Crime Liz Dobbins, NAAG Visiting Fellow Delegates from around North America and the Caribbean met in Providence, R.I., Aug. 7-9, to discuss ways to combat human trafficking, intellectual property theft, cybercrime, and weapons and drug trafficking. The meeting was hosted by the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) and in partnership with the International Association of Prosecutors. Full Article