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Biden Administration Sued over Mask and Vaccine Requirements for Head Start Program

A group of 23 Republican AGs, led by Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, and one Democratic AG, Iowa AG Tom Miller, sued the Biden administration over its mask requirements for toddlers aged 2 and up and mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff and volunteers in Head Start program for allegedly violating the Constitution, the Administrative Procedures Act, the Congressional Review Act, and the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act. The federal Head Start program provide early childhood education and resources to underserved children and families.

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Attorneys General Challenge Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

A group of ten AGs, led by Missouri AG Eric Schmitt and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, sued the Biden administration over the legality and constitutionality of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (“the Vaccine Mandate”). The complaint alleges that the Vaccine Mandate is an…

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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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