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Full Slate of State Attorneys General Urges Congress to Strengthen State Antitrust Enforcement Abilities

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter to Congress, signed by a bipartisan group of 52 AGs, calling on legislators to provide state AGs with the same venue selection rights as federal agencies by passing the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. The letter notes that, under current law, state antitrust…

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Ten Republican Attorneys General Sue Biden Administration over Climate Change Metric

A group of ten Republican AGs, led by Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, sued the Biden administration over an alleged violation of the Administrative Procedures Act by President Biden in issuing an executive order restoring Obama-era calculated values for an analytical tool called the social cost of greenhouse gases, values that agencies use to assess the…

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Candidates Ready to Vie for Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Should Incumbent Not Seek Reelection

Louisiana Third District Attorney John Belton announced his plans to run for Louisiana AG if incumbent AG Jeff Landry does not seek reelection. Belton is not currently affiliated with a political party. If he runs, Belton may face Republican State Representative John Stefanski, who announced in January 2021 his plan to seek the AG’s office…

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Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General Seeks to Expand Production of Antiviral Drug

A bipartisan group of 34 AGs, led by California AG Xavier Becerra and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”), the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) to take steps to increase supply and lower the cost of remdesivir, an antiviral drug manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”) and used to treat COVID-19.

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