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Increased Role for State AGs as Congress Shirks Duty

Aug. 6, 2018, 7:15 PM

State litigation against the federal government has increased dramatically since the Clinton administration, Daniel B. Rodriguez, of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, said Aug. 3 during a panel at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Chicago.

There was a noticeable jump in such litigation during the Obama administration, as red-state attorneys general sought to counter what they saw as executive overreach, Misha Tseytlin, the Wisconsin Solicitor General, said.

But the Trump administration, still less than two years old, is already facing a significant amount of litigation.

Though there are concerns that such litigation can make...

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