Of course, what Congress giveth, it also sometimes taketh away, adding, “Except as permitted under subparagraph(B), the attorney general (or equivalent thereof) of any State may not bring a civil action in the name of such State against a national bank or Federal savings association to enforce a provision of this title.” And so on.)
But generally, the new enforcement powers are a great thing, and AGs too. And we’re lucky to have anything, given that Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) originally tried to wipe out these AG powers altogether.
Today, the Center for Justice & Democracy’s three summer interns talk about this whole deal – and more- with CJ&D’s Communications Director Alicia Young. The interns are working on a groundbreaking new study examining federal consumer protection laws that grant state AGs enforcement power. They also discuss the importance of private counsel to aide the work of AG offices. !
(Photo, L to R: Allie Curreri, Alicia Young, Warren Allen, Jacob Agron)