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MACo Adds Attorney General Opinions to Website

Posted Date: 
November 28, 2011

We have added a new section to the MACo website that includes Attorney General (AG) Opinions dating back to 1977.  There are over 800 archived opinions to sift through from 1977 to 1992.  The AG’s website contains opinions from 1993 to present-date, but MACo is the only resource for gaining access to the older opinions online at no cost.

If you’d like to browse through these PDFs, they are linked to from the “Resources” section or simply follow this link.

AG Opinions clarify the meaning of existing laws.  They are issued to answer inquiries of law raised by public agencies or officials, such as the legislature, any state officer, board, or commission, a city attorney, a county attorney, and/or board of county commissioners.  Private Citizens may not request Attorney General Opinions.

See Guidelines for Opinion Requests on the Montana Department of Justice website.
The opinions carry the weight of law, unless they are overturned by a court or the legislature changes the law or laws involved.