Volume 6, Number 8

August 28, 2012

International Fellows Program Focused on Battling Public Corruption
Bill Malloy, NAGTRI Program Coordinator
Twenty-two government attorneys from 17 countries participated in the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute’s (NAGTRI) annual International Fellows program, June 2-10. NAGTRI is the research and training arm of NAAG.
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SAGE Spotlight
Peter Harvey accomplished several “firsts” during his career. He was the first African American to serve as the New Jersey Attorney General from 2003-2006. Before assuming office, he was the first assistant attorney general and director of the Division of Criminal Justice.
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RJR v. FDA: A First Amendment Challenge to Graphic Image Warning Labels on Cigarettes
Tim Kopcial, NAAG Tobacco Intern
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down on Feb. 29 a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation that required “graphic image” warning labels on cigarette packages. On Aug. 24, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled against the labels. These warnings, common in other countries, consist of graphic, full-color images that depict the dangers of smoking.
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Finding the Balance in the Fight against Prescription Drug Abuse
Thomas MacLellan, Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association Center for Best Practice
By all accounts, the negative effects of prescription drug abuse on society are far reaching and growing. Consider the following: seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. Between 2004 and 2010, emergency room visits involving prescription opioids increased 156 percent and admissions increased six times.
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International Fellows Program Focused on Battling Public Corruption

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2014 Chief Deputies/Chiefs of Staff Meeting

April 23 - 25, 2014
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Hunter

Persuasive Legal Writing

April 23 - 25, 2014
National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC
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Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Hazard, KY

April 23, 2014
Perry County Public Library Auditorium
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Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2014
Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD Training Academy
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National Cybercrime Conference

April 28 - 30, 2014
Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA
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Representation of State Agencies

April 29 - 30, 2014
Louisville, KY
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