The New State AG Landscape

By Jesse Panuccio, Foley & Lardner LLP (November 13, 2016, 2:40 PM EST) -- In recent years, state attorneys general have taken on increasingly important, and public, roles. During the Obama presidency, Republican attorneys general were at the forefront of pushing back on an expansive federal regulatory agenda. These attorneys general filed lawsuits challenging Obamacare, the Clean Power Plan, the overtime rule, the Waters of the United States rule, executive action on immigration, the transgender bathroom directive, and many other administration priorities.

On the other side of the aisle, Democratic state AGs have used lawsuits against corporations as a means of advancing their views on issues like consumer protection and environmental policy. Eliot Sptizer, New...

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