The constitutional and statutory duties of attorneys general can be at variance with the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility. This week focuses on core ethical readings as well as concrete ethical dilemmas that are faced by almost every attorney general.
Justin G. Davids, State Attorneys General and Client-Attorney Relationship: Establishing the Power to Sue State Officiers, 38 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 365 (2005)
Jack B. Weinstein, Some Ethical and Political Problems of a Government Attorney, 18 Me. L. Rev. 155 (1966)
Newspaper stories describing positions of then Alabama Attorney General William Pryor and Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, (2003)
Combined Readings: AG Maura Healey and Bridgewater State University
Watts, A., & Martinez M. (February 5, 2015) Judge rejects Arizona's effort to dismiss prison teacher rape lawsuit, CNN
Freeport v. FERC, 962 F.2d 45 (D.C. Cir. 1992)
National Association of Attorneys General, “Ethics Corner: Survey of "Ethics Gurus" in AG Offices Reveals Priorities” (Survey Results Only)