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More power to state AGs?



In recent years more state attorneys general have been brushing closer to the practice of suing officers and entities of their own states, notwithstanding older views of the AG's role (and lawyer-client relationship) which are generally interpreted to bar such actions. Now a contribution to the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems recommends removing the old prohibition on AGs suing their own governments (PDF). Just don't call it a power grab: it's so that "the public interest can be further advanced," you see.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.