Volume 2, Number 9

November 24, 2008

State Cases Prominent on 2008 U.S. Supreme Court Docket
Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court Counsel
The Court does not have any blockbuster cases on its docket, but it is hearing a steady stream of cases that could significantly affect the states’ enforcement of their criminal and civil laws.
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Bush & Obama: On the Same Page?
Blair Tinkle, General Counsel to the Association and Congressional Liaison
What might President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama have in common?
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Congress' New Year's Resolution
Karen Cordry, Bankruptcy Counsel
In 2005, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (“BAPCPA”). Currently, it is considering further limited changes to the Bankruptcy Code to provide mortgage relief in response to the ongoing financial crisis. But, if it chooses to move forward with any of the pending bills in that, the States should hope that it takes the change to revisit the bankruptcy area more broadly.
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Congress Passes Product Safety Legislation
Dennis Cuevas, Project Director and Chief Counsel, Consumer Protection and Telemarketing Fraud
The year 2007 could be dubbed as the “year of the recall” with a record-breaking 231 recalls of 45 millions toys and other children’s products.
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Attorneys General and the State Alliance for eHealth
Paula Cotter, Environment Project Director and Chief Counsel
In response to the changes in technology, the federal Department of Health and Human Services spearheaded an initiative, the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)
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Balancing Law Enforcement and Pain Management: NAAG Holds Roundtable
Judy McKee, End of Life Health Care Project Coordinator and Counsel
On September 22, 2008, NAAG hosted the Balanced Pain Policy Initiative?s second legal roundtable with the goal of establishing a set of suggested guidelines to assist law enforcement personnel in the investigation of physicians alleged to have mishandled or diverted controlled substances.
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NAAG Wins Legal Writing Institute?s Golden Pen Award
The Legal Writing Institute has voted to confer its 2009 Golden Pen Award on the National Association of Attorneys General.
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NAAG Welcomes Two Fall Supreme Court Fellows
The NAAG Supreme Court Fellowship program has begun its twenty-second year with the arrival of Colorado Assistant Attorney General John Seidel and New Mexico Assistant Attorney General Victoria Wilson.
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Employee Spotlight
Andrew Giessel
Andrew Giessel makes traveling and preparing for meetings look effortless.
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NAAG News
NAAG welcomes three new staff members to its ranks.
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