Volume 4, Number 4

April 22, 2010

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Musings On Citizens United: An Appellate Advocate’s Perspective
Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court Counsel
Without question, the most important opinion the U.S. Supreme Court has issued this term is Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
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Employee Spotlight
As the Tobacco Projectís deputy chief counsel for public health, Bill Lieblich coordinates and facilitates the enforcement by the 52 Settling States of the Master Settlement Agreementís (MSA) public health provisions, which restrict the advertising, marketing and promotional activities of the tobacco companies that have signed the MSA.
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Attorneys General Praise PACT Act Being Signed into Law
Blair Tinkle, General Counsel and Congressional Liaison
President Obama signed important legislation March 31 designed at cutting down on tax evasion by Internet tobacco sellers and stopping minors from receiving tobacco products through the mail.
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Brill Named FTC Commissioner
Julie Brill became a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) April 6 after being sworn in by FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz.
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Spring Supreme Court Fellows Arrive
The NAAG Supreme Court Fellows program gives state lawyers an opportunity to obtain direct and intensive hands-on exposure to U.S. Supreme Court practice.
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Get to Know: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Michelle Blackston, NCSL Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs
With its headquarters in Denver and an office in Washington, D.C., the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) supports the 7,382 legislators and their legislative staff.
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Australian Delegation Visits NAAG
The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) arranged for eight Australian delegates to visit the NAAG office on April 12.
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NAAG Sign-On Letters
Sign-On letters are policy-oriented letters sent to members of Congress, congressional committees or federal agencies expressing the viewpoint of the signatories.
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