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“State Attorneys General and President Trump: Report from the Courts" Panel

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“State Attorneys General and President Trump: Report from the Courts" Panel

Panelists: Elbert Lin, former WV Solicitor General; Jon Miller ’00, MA Attorney Gen. Office; Ernie Young ’90, Duke Law School. Moderator: Tom Barnico ’77, Boston College Law School

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:00pm-6:30pm
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

The Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture. Co-sponsored with the Dartmouth Lawyers Association and the Dartmouth Legal Studies Faculty Group

Moderator:

Thomas Barnico ’77, Adjunct Professor, Boston College Law School; former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1981-2010)

Panelists:

Elbert Lin, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA; former Solicitor General of West Virginia (2013-2017)

Jonathan B. Miller ’00, Chief, Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General

Ernest Young ’90, Alston & Bird Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

As the chief legal officers for their states, state attorneys general (AGs) often file lawsuits challenging the actions of Congress and the President.  In the same cases, other state AGs often defend the federal Executive.  In these roles, state AGs occupy the crucial and contested boundary between the federal and state governments. The Trump Administration presents new and rich examples for the study of the role of state AGs in litigation with the federal Executive, in cases concerning immigration, the environment, health care, and other subjects.  The panel will address recent cases and the role of state AGs and the courts in defining American federalism.

  • State attorneys general often sue or defend the President in court
  • Cases span the hottest issues of the day, including immigration, the environment, and health care
  • Cases present crucial questions about the role of the state AGs and the courts in defining American federalism
For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham
603-646-2207

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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