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Developments in Post-AG Roles for Two Attorneys General

Hawaii AG Clare Connors’ nomination for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii was approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and is now up for a full Senate vote. Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, who is term-limited from running again for AG, dropped out of the 2022 gubernatorial race and will instead seek the Republican…

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Hawaii Attorney General Nominated for U.S. Attorney

Hawaii AG Clare Connors was nominated by President Joe Biden for U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. Connors was appointed to the AG’s office in January 2019 by Governor David Ige. Prior to serving as AG, Connors worked as a private-practice attorney and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2004 to 2011. To…

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Hawaii Court Imposes $834 Million Judgment on Pharmaceutical Companies for Plavix

Hawaii AG Clare Connors obtained a judgment against pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and three U.S.-based subsidiaries of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and related individuals (collectively “BMS”) after a circuit court found that BMS used deceptive tactics and false advertising to market the blood-thinning drug Plavix in violation of Hawaii’s Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices…

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Democratic Attorneys General Association Welcomes New Hawai‘i AG

(Big Island Now) - Following Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige’s appointment of Clare Connors as state attorney general, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the statement below from Executive Director Sean Rankin, welcoming Clare Connors to the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Read more here.

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