January 26, 2007
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorneys, researchers and other interested Missourians now have an additional research resource available year-round, 24 hours a day on the Web site of Attorney General Jay Nixon. By visiting ago.mo.gov, members of the public can now access free of charge every legal opinion issued by the Attorney General's Office dating back to January 1993, when Nixon began his first term in office.
“Providing greater access for Missourians to the workings of government has always been a priority of my office,” Nixon said. “We've made it easier for consumers to file consumer complaints online, and ensured that crime victims are able to be more easily notified as their cases go through the appeals process, for example. Having this research tool available to any interested citizen continues that commitment.”
To access the Attorney General's opinions, go to ago.mo.gov, and click on “I am looking for” at the top of the page on the left hand side, and scroll down to “opinions.” The opinions page allows citizens to search for opinions either by year or by using keywords, such as “law enforcement records.” The page also has information on who, by law, can request an official Attorney General opinion, instructions on how to request an official opinion from the Attorney General's office and instructions on how to access opinions filed by previous Attorneys General before January 1, 1993.