April 3, 2007
Jefferson City, Mo.— Attorney General Jay Nixon has added eight more years of legal opinions to his Web site, enabling lawyers, legal researchers and the general public to search for free online through Attorney General opinions going back through 1985. The opinions recently made available, from 1985 through 1992, cover the two terms of former Attorney General William L. Webster. Legal opinions from Attorney General Nixon, covering 1993 through the present, were previously available on the Web site, ago.mo.gov.
“We continue to make government information more accessible to those who own it, the people of Missouri,” Nixon said. “This database contains researched responses to legal questions covering such topics as nepotism, the Sunshine Law, the duties of local elected officials, and other interpretations of Missouri statutes.”
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 Attorney General opinion, and instructions on how to access opinions filed by previous Missouri Attorney Generals before Jan. 1, 1985.