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The Role of the State Attorney General-Harvard Law School-Spring. 2022

Attorney General Opinions -April 18, 2022

All State Attorneys General have the authority to issue formal opinions. They provide advice on issues large and small to government actors, from municipalities up to the Governor and are widely disseminated to the public. This section reviews that authority, and the factors that go into when, and when not, to issue an Attorney General opinion. The Chapter includes a series of a rapid-fire hypotheticals in which class members will be asked to vote on whether or not an opinion should issue.