January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. As Arkansas Attorney General, one of my priorities will be working with other Attorneys General across this nation in combatting the scourge of Human Trafficking. It is important for each and every one of us to be aware of this exploitation of children, women and men that happens every day in our state. As Attorney General, I will work tirelessly with other Attorneys General such as Pam Bondi of Florida to stop human trafficking in the United States. Click here to read Attorney General Bondi's article on her multi-faceted approach to tackling human trafficking.
Leslie Rutledge Talking About: Dodd-Frank
Another insidious facet of the Obama Administration’s prosperity killing federal overreach is buried deep inside the infamous Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It’s something called the Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA). Sounds harmless, but in truth it’s anything but.
In straightforward terms, Dodd-Frank’s OLA gives the Secretary of the Treasury, an unelected appointee of the President, the ability to liquidate any financial company with only 24-hours notice. Under the law as passed and signed, there’s basically nothing a company can do to prevent this action, and there’s nothing the company can say (literally, there is an immediate gag order issued that carries harsh criminal penalties if violated).
The Affordable Care Act.
Health Care Reform.
The Bill That No Democrats in Congress Took Time to Read.
Whatever you call it, the consequences are still the same: fewer choices, less flexibility, fewer jobs, and less freedom.
And now the IRS is in on it.
Leslie Rutledge Talking About: Protecting Children
Arkansas is not immune to the criminals and crime that plague America’s biggest cities. We have the same types of crime here in Arkansas that they have in places like New York and Los Angeles.
Whether they’re violent criminals, drug dealers, child abusers, sexual predators, white-collar criminals, domestic abusers, Internet predators, or scam artists – just like every community in America – sadly – Arkansas has them.
On Sunday morning I had the opportunity to discuss the proper role of the state attorney general in addressing the major issues facing Arkansas's next Attorney General.
Leslie Rutledge Talking About: Federalism
The nation’s founders established our country on the concept of Federalism. Simply put, Federalism states that the founders wanted government to remain in the people’s hands – not far away in the hands of the few, the powerful and the unaccountable. Their intent was to insure that liberty, freedom, and opportunity could be defended, and never taken away from the people.
Batesville native running for state attorney general
Jul 2 2013 by Andrea Bruner, Batesville Daily Guard Managing Editor
Twelve years ago, Circuit Judge Keith Rutledge interrupted his court session long enough to swear his daughter Leslie in as attorney. He had no idea she would spend her career in public service — and would one day run for the state’s top legal official.
Leslie Rutledge spoke at the Batesville Regional Airport Monday morning during her five-city tour in making the announcement of her campaign to seek the Republican nomination for Arkansas Attorney General.
“I have the experience, prosecutorial background and conservative principles to move Arkansas forward,” Rutledge told a crowd of family, friends and supporters. “Arkansas deserves to be free from those who seek to rip us off, abuse seniors, harm consumers and from an overreaching federal government. Without freedom we can’t have opportunity. If elected as Attorney General, I will be vigilant in protecting that freedom to ensure our opportunity.”
The campaign's 5-city announcement tour received press coverage all across the state - in print, on the radio, on TV, and online. The momentum coming off the tour has been very humbling. Below are just a few of the stories covering the days events.
Seventh Generation Arkansan Seeks Office to Serve The Natural State
Little Rock, AR - Former Prosecutor and State and National Legal Counsel Leslie Rutledge plans to formally announce her campaign to seek the Republican nomination for Arkansas Attorney General on Monday, July 1, 2013.
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