State Attorneys General

On January 3, Virginia Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares announced key members of his leadership team, including the chief deputy, solicitor general, deputy attorneys general, and other senior staff members.

These members will be sworn in on January 15, and will then head the Virginia Office of Attorney General’s five legal divisions: Solicitor General Division, Government

Twenty-one Democratic state attorneys general claim that many Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-approved mortgage servicers have routinely flouted the agency’s mandated COVID-19-related relief options, including its loan modification program. In a December 21 letter to the FHA , the state attorneys general asked the FHA to ensure that all FHA lenders are implementing and fully complying

The scope and scale of state attorneys general investigations has expanded for several reasons, including a perceived lack of enforcement at the federal level. Many state attorneys general are not reticent to fill a perceived regulatory void, and they routinely conduct investigations and bring enforcement actions when they observe a federal agency is not moving

On December 8, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security to answer questions about the social media platform’s effects on children and teens. His appearance followed an announcement by a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general (AGs) regarding an investigation into whether Instagram promoted its

On December 8, Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Holly T.M. Shikada as the next attorney general of Hawaii, subject to Senate confirmation. Shikada has served as the first deputy attorney general since March 2021 and has 30 years of experience within the Department of the Attorney General.

Shikada will succeed Clare Connors, who

On December 7, the Senate confirmed Clare Connors as the U.S. attorney for Hawaii. Connors, appointed by Gov. David Ige, served as Hawaii’s attorney general since January 2019.

During her term, Connors was co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Human Trafficking Committee. She has long supported state and national initiatives against human

This weekend, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced that he will not seek reelection for a third term in 2022. Peterson, a Republican who was first elected in 2014, previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Nebraska attorney general’s office from 1988 to 1990, before entering private practice.

During his tenure, which will

As routinely covered at Regulatory Oversight, state attorneys general have assumed an ever-more prominent role in driving national regulatory policy through advocacy and enforcement activities.[1] Underlying many of these efforts is an aggressive focus on environmental justice by the state attorneys general that reaches further than federal efforts. Most recently in U.S. EPA

On November 18, a bipartisan group of attorneys general from Arizona, Connecticut, North Dakota, and Vermont (Attorneys General) jointly submitted a letter offering commentary on the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) to congressional leaders. In it, the Attorneys General stressed the importance of establishing a “cooperative federal-state partnership” that strikes the right balance to