ALEC Takes on AGs

Pop Tort, a blog of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School, describes a new tactic of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to defund state attorneys general who have been acting to protect consumers against fraudulent or dangerous corporate practices.  Funded by many of America’s largest corporations, ALEC has been lobbying for bills in Mississippi, Montana and elsewhere that seek to strip AGs of the resources needed to fulfill this function.