Tierney Can Speak on MySpace Agreement with AG's on Child Predators
FORMER MAINE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAN DISCUSS MYSPACE AGREEMENT WITH CURRENT A.G.s TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ON-LINE PREDATORS
James Tierney heads the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School
James O’Neill 212-854-1584 Cell: 646-596-2935
January 14, 2007 (NEW YORK) – James Tierney, director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, is available to talk with media about today’s announcement of a major agreement with MySpace Inc. and the nation’s current state attorneys general to protect children from online predators.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have been leading a group of attorneys general to push social networking sites to do a better job of protecting children. In unveiling the new agreement with MySpace they were joined today by Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram.
Tierney, the former Attorney General of Maine, is available to speak with reporters about the attorneys general plan. Tierney can be reached directly at 207-837-1877 or [email protected]. Live and taped interviews can be arranged weekdays in the Law School’s fiber optic transmission studio or anytime via email.
James E. Tierney is the director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, where he has also taught as a Lecturer-in-Law since the fall of 2000. Tierney served as the Attorney General of Maine from 1980 until 1990. He is currently a consultant to attorneys general and others.
The National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School is a legal research, education and policy center that examines the legal and policy implications of the work of state attorneys general. Collaborating with attorneys general, academics and other members of the legal community, the Program develops and distributes legal information that state prosecutors can use to carry out their civil and criminal roles.
For more about the initiative announced today, call National Association of Attorneys General Communications Director Angelita Plemmer at 703-585-7486; North Carolina Office of the Attorney General Public Information Officer Noelle Talley at 919-716-6486; or Connecticut Office of the Attorney General Director of Communications Chris Hoffman at 860-808-5365.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.