Courts do not have a right to issue advisory opinions. An advisory opinion is an opinion on a legal question based on abstract or hypothetical circumstances. Courts will only issue opinions that are derived through the adversarial process. Attorney generals, on the other hand, can issue advisory opinions. These are regarded as good law unless superseded by a court decision or legislative action.
Modification History File Created: 07/30/2018 Last Modified: 08/10/2018