State Attorneys General (AGs) joining forces to challenge the Administration is not a new phenomenon. In coordinated actions, AGs brought lawsuits against President Obama’s policies and perceived overreaching authority on immigration, healthcare, labor, and the environment. In light of the shift in political power, the roles have reversed and now a number of AGs have resolved to step-up to challenge President Trump and the perceived void in regulation. There has been intense national media attention on those AGs as they carry through on their vow to be the first line of defense in pushing back on activities by the Trump Administration that they find unconstitutional.

I recently had the opportunity to speak to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about her efforts in concert with other AGs challenging the Trump Administration in several key policy areas, as well as her other priorities and issues of focus as AG.

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