Steve Marshall’s Example

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Kudos to Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall for officially cutting ties with the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

For those unfamiliar with the organization, NAAG describes itself as a “nonpartisan national forum” for state attorneys general. But it functions more like a left-wing litigation shop, with close and lucrative ties to plaintiffs’ firms. Not only have those firms been collecting gigantic attorneys’ fees from litigation they landed with the organization’s assistance, but NAAG itself has directly profited.

A recent $574 million settlement in multistate litigation against the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm included a $15 million payment to NAAG. That is almost double the amount that Alabama and other smaller states received. The organization’s net assets exceed $138 million, and its Mission Foundation has an additional $103 million. NAAG is now in essence a very well-funded liberal dark-money group.

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