Volume 6, Number 3-4

March/April 2012

Presidential Initiative Summit in Seattle Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking
By NAAG President and Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna
In the waning hours of the 2012 Presidential Initiative Summit (March 28-30), two courageous women joined Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and me in sharing their stories of terror and hope with Seattle media.
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AG Employee Spotlight
Kevin St. John was appointed deputy attorney general in 2011 by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen after serving four years as the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) special assistant attorney general for public affairs and policy.
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Class Action Fairness Act and State Attorney General Suits: Recent Developments
By Emily Myers, NAAG Editor, State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities, & Antitrust Counsel
Since the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) was enacted by Congress in 2005, defendants have frequently sought to remove state court actions brought by state Attorneys General to federal court, arguing that CAFA applies to such actions. This article will summarize recent CAFA decisions about Attorneys General actions.
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NAAG Spring Meeting: Opportunities and Challenges in State-Federal Relationships Discussed
NAAG held its annual Spring Meeting March 5-7 in Washington, D.C. NAAG President and Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, and the host, District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan, kicked-off the meeting to a crowd of 49 Attorneys General, over 300 registered guests, and live C-Span coverage.
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Supreme Court Fellows Arrive at NAAG for Spring Term
The NAAG Supreme Court Fellows program gives deputy and assistant attorneys general an opportunity for direct and rigorous exposure to the practices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The following two fellows are working with NAAG Supreme Court counsel from March through June.
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AG Office Initiatives
By Adam Eisenstein, NAAG Visiting Fellow
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has launched several initiatives that tackle human trafficking and violent crime. In an effort to protect the private information of Connecticut citizens, Attorney General George Jepsen has formed a Privacy Task Force to focus on Internet privacy concerns and data breaches.
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