Week 10 – November 19, 2018
AGs and the Issuance of AG Opinions
Syllabus: The Role of the State Attorney General
The Hon. George Jepson, '82, the Attorney General of Connecticut and the past President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
The Hon Tom Miller, ’69, the Attorney General of Iowa and the past President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
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. This section reviews that authority, and the factors that go into when, and when not, to issue an attorney general opinion.