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News Posted on March 24, 2017

Professor Larson Comments for Daily Journal on California Attorney General’s New D.C. Staffer

Professor Carlton Larson commented for the Daily Journal on California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s hiring of Alejandro Perez as a Special Assistant for Federal Affairs serving in Washington, D.C. 

Perez, who is not an attorney and who will make a higher salary than Becerra, was hired to “monitor federal policy and develop and execute strategies to advance and protect policy priorities; to develop and maintain relationships with key policymakers, including Members of Congress and staff, and Administration officials; and to build and nurture effective policy and advocacy partnerships with D.C.-based stakeholders,” according to the Attorney General.

"It makes him sound like he's a lobbyist," said Larson. "It doesn't describe the things an Attorney General's office normally does. Nothing in the description says he is doing anything related to the law other than monitoring legislation."

Carlton Larson's research interests focus on constitutional law and legal history, with a strong emphasis on the 18th century.