questions the official or agency has already acted on and is seeking to justify (such as the expenditure of public funds or the adoption of an ordinance). They are advisory only and are not binding in a court of law. Issuing Attorney General Opinions is just one of the duties of the Washington Attorney General, as the constitutional legal adviser to state officers. Read Attorney General Moody's Week In Review. The Attorney Generalʼs Office first determines whether an Attorney General Opinion is the appropriate form of response. 1125 Washington St SE • PO Box 40100 • Olympia, WA 98504 • (360) 753-6200 (800) 627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

Recently filed Supreme Court opinions and Appellate Court opinions (slip opinions) are available online at While an official or agency may request that an opinion be issued as a formal or informal, the determination of the type of opinion issued rests with this office.

Address the letter to the Attorney General as follows: Indicate any information that may be helpful, including relevant research, statutes, cases, prior opinions, agency rules or decisions.

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If a question seeks to interpret statutes that are implemented by state agencies, the agencies can be asked to issue a rule or declaratory ruling. General Nature and Purpose of Opinions. Questions seeking interpretation of purely federal or purely local laws. The Official Website of the Minnesota Attorney General, 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400, St. Paul, MN 55101 Questions unrelated to the duties and responsibilities of the officer making the request, or questions asked on behalf of persons not entitled to request an Attorney General’s Opinion.

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PO Box 40751 An Attorney General’s opinion is a public document responding to a specific legal question asked by a public official, and we attempt to address Attorney General opinions from 1993 to current are available upon request by contacting the Attorney General's office (email) (phone) 651-757-1055. Description of Facts and Circumstances: If the question is predicated on a particular set of facts or circumstances, all material facts should be set out. Formal Opinions Database: This office provides access to formal Attorney General Opinions through a searchable database from the Attorney General’s website. Attorney General Opinions are not binding on the courts, but they are usually given careful consideration and respect. Explain why the opinion is needed, how it relates to the requesterʼs duties, and the context in which the issue arises.

Governor, Supreme Court, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of Agriculture, and the heads of state boards, commissions, and departments, Local officials - county, municipal, and school board members, Review the guidelines about what questions are not appropriate for Attorney General Opinions. Public Officials: The responsibility of the Attorney General to provide legal opinions is specified in section 16.01(3), Florida Statutes, which provides that the Attorney General: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, shall, on the written requisition of the Governor, a member of the Cabinet, the head of a department in the executive branch of state government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or the Minority Leader of the Senate, and may, upon the written requisition of a member of the Legislature, other state officer, or officer of a county, municipality, other unit of local government, or political subdivision, give an official opinion and legal advice in writing on any question of law relating to the official duties of the requesting officer.