Collaboration, Cooperation, Commitment: Working Together to End Human Trafficking

An Illinois case study illustrates the benefits that accrue when federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors work together to rescue victims, investigate trafficking, and prosecute offenders.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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Supreme Court Federal Habeas Opinions in the 2017 Term

Federal habeas law continues to be of significant interest to the Supreme Court. This article summarizes the Supreme Court’s decisions on habeas cases in the 2017 term.

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The MSA – 20 Years Later

With increased concerns over school security, public schools implementing state laws may find themselves running afoul of constitutional rights of students. This increasingly draws attorneys general into the fray.

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Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

This article reports on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.

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Ethics Corner: The Nation’s Prosecutors Uphold Their Sworn Oaths

Many law review articles insist that overzealous prosecutors, intentionally or negligently exceeding the scope of their legitimate authority. This article argues that there is virtually no empirical support for this proposition, and the evidence supports the conclusion that prosecutorial misconduct occurs with admirable infrequency.

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Disaster Recovery: Spotlight on State Courts

The year-long presidential initiative for Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been a focus on innovative techniques that attorney general offices can use to serve their senior constituents. This article provides a road map as to how one state, the Oregon Department of Justice, is working to protect their citizens against elder fraud and abuse.

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Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

This article reports on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.

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