Week 1- Parens Patriae and the Role of the Attorney General | gnh2104 | September 09, 2011


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Week 1- Parens Patriae and the Role of the Attorney General

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“Parens Patriae” underlies much of the jurisdiction and culture of state attorneys general. By invoking this common law power, an attorney general assumes the duty to represent all the citizens of a state and not just the interests of a state agency. Parens patriae is most often specifically alleged in consumer, antitrust, environmental and charities litigation, but in a broader sense it describes the “fix it” culture that pervades attorney general practice. The first class will explore the nature of that authority. EDIT PLAYLIST INFORMATION DELETE PLAYLIST

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