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News Posted on November 17, 2010

Professor Frank Comments on California AG Race for NY Times

Professor Richard Frank commented on the influence of the California Attorney General on state and federal environmental policy for an article in the New York Times.  Most voters do not take environmental policy into consideration when evaluating attorney general candidates, he said.

"I think, for better or worse, most Californians view the AG as the state's top cop," said Professor Frank. "They have a fairly narrow and focused view of the attorney general, and most voters don't know or don't care that the AG has many responsibilities above enforcing the death penalty."

Frank, a 1974 graduate of King Hall, recently was named as founding Director of the new California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.