In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Ashley Taylor welcomes Professor Paul Nolette from Marquette University to discuss the evolution of state attorneys general and how their roles in government have shifted over the years. Professor Nolette serves as the chair of Marquette’s Political Science Department and focuses his teaching and research on the dynamics of contemporary American federalism and the interplay between law and politics. Professor Nolette wrote the book Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policy Making in Contemporary America, which examines how state litigators have used lawsuits against large corporations and the federal government as a way to influence national policy.Continue Reading The Evolution of State Attorneys General

At its December 7 annual Capital Forum event, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced its Miller-Wasden Unity Award in honor of outgoing Attorneys General Tom Miller (D-IA) and Lawrence Wasden (R-ID). As the award’s namesakes, both AGs received the inaugural award, which recognizes AGs for their service and commitment to bipartisanship and

Creation of CyTech. On May 9, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced the creation of the NAAG Center on Cyber and Technology (CyTech), joining a number of other centers focused upon key issues for state attorneys general and the public, including tobacco and public health, ethics and public integrity, and consumer protection.