Week 9 – March 27, 2017
AGs and the Issuance of AG Opinions
Syllabus: The Role of the State Attorney General
All state attorneys general have the authority to issue formal opinions. They provide advice on issues large and small to government actors, from municipalities up to the Governor. This section reviews that authority, and the factors that go into when, and when not, to issue an attorney general opinion.
Guest Speaker: The Hon. George Jepson, the Attorney General of Connecticut and the President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
- Aid for Women v. Foulston, 427 F. Supp. 2d 1093 (D. Kan. 2006), vacated as moot following repeal of statute, 2007 WL 6787808 (10 th Cir. 2007) (Edited)
- State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities, Chapter 5, "Opinions ," Emily Myers, Antitrust Chief Counsel, NAAG; Andy Bennett, Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals, 2013
- "Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was just doing his job," Jeff Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch , September 16, 2012
- Selected Attorney General Opinions (2007 – 2016) Steven…Add this one to the Opinions and make it (2007-2017)
- What's Your Opinion?
- Lipton, Eric, Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue, New York Times , Dec. 18, 2014
- Lipton, Eric, Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General, The New York Times , December 6, 2014
- "Editorial: Room for interpretation? Attorney general's office, under Josh Hawley, finds Constitution surprisingly malleable." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 28, 2017
- Julian Aguilar, "Hours before Senate vote, Texas Attorney General calls controversial immigration bill legal." The Texas Tribune, Feb. 7, 2017
- Kurt Erickson, "Missouri attorney general relents and rents apartment in capital city, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Feb. 10, 2017.