Monthly Archives: January 2020

Knowledge is Power: California Attorney General Issues Advisory on the CCPA

January 15, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said last week that “knowledge is power, and in today’s world knowledge is derived from data. When it comes to your own data, you should be in control…” These words came in an Advisory highlighting California consumers’ rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The… Read more »

Attorney General Daniel Cameron, other state officers sworn in

January 6, 2020 – Kentucky constitutional officers elected in November were sworn into office Monday morning. Daniel Cameron was sworn in as Kentucky’s 51st attorney general during a midnight ceremony. He is the first African American independently elected to state office in Kentucky history, and the first Republican attorney general since World War II. “Today’s… Read more »

AG Alan Wilson joins bipartisan coalition in calling for fentanyl to remain a schedule I drug; All 56 attorneys general support and agree

January 1, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson was joined Wednesday in a bipartisan coalition of all 56 attorneys general in calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. “Fentanyl… Read more »

Kansas Attorney General to U.S. Supreme; CFPB is unconstitutional

December 27, 2019 – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has taken issue with The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since its inception, and he’s letting the U.S. Supreme Court know. Schmidt, along with 12 other attorneys general, filed a brief in December arguing that Congress lacked authority to declare the CFPB an “independent”‘ federal agency lead… Read more »

Affordable Care Act my be headed back to Supreme Court

December 20, 2019 – A coalition of Democratic state attorneys general said Thursday they may ask the Supreme Court to save the Affordable Care Act – again. The officials, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, said a third trip to the Supreme Court in eight years may be necessary after a federal appeals court’s… Read more »

Tim Fox elected president of National Association of Attorneys General

December 12, 2019 – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Capital Forum on December 9th-11th. As he serves as the association president, Fox says his initiative will be “transformational leadership and civility.” “I am humbled beyond words that my fellow state, territorial, and… Read more »

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

December 4, 2019 – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force Juul to stop marketing to young people; fund… Read more »