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AGs Issue Warning on Merchant Code for Gun Stores

A group of 24 AGs led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen and Tennessee AG Jonathan Skrmetti sent a letter to the CEOs of three major credit card companies, American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, expressing their concerns about a merchant category code for firearm stores developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which sets international standards…

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Election News Roundup – 8.11.2022

Tennessee: Jonathan Skrmetti, a Republican, has been selected by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term as the 28th Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to becoming Governor Bill Lee’s chief legal counsel in December 2021, Skrmetti served as chief deputy attorney general. AG Skrmetti replaces AG Herbert Slatery, who announced in May that he would not seek a second term.

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Election News Roundup - 8.4.2022

Arizona: Abe Hamadeh, with backing from Donald Trump, has emerged as the winner of the state’s GOP primary for AG, defeating attorney Rodney Glassman and retired Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould, along with three other Republican candidates. Hamadeh will face Democrat Kris Mayes and two write-in Libertarian candidates in the general election. Current AG Mark Brnovich,…

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Federal Judge Enjoins Agency Guidance on Transgender Students

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee granted 20 Republican AGs’ request to block the Biden Administration’s interpretation of Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which provided certain protections for transgender students and employees. The AGs, led by Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery III, argued…

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AG Election Roundup

In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.

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