THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Open Records Letter Rulings (ORLs)

If you received a ruling from the Office of the Attorney General and have questions concerning that ruling, visit the page about questions regarding open records letter rulings.

Open Records Letter Rulings comprise the bulk of the Open Records Division's workload. More than 23,000 Open Records Letter Rulings were issued in 2014. These informal letter rulings are based on established law and practice and are signed by assistant attorneys general in the Open Records Division.

Unlike Open Records Decisions, these informal letter rulings are applicable only to the specific documents and circumstances surrounding them; therefore, Open Records Letter Rulings should not be cited as precedent when briefing to the Office of the Attorney General.

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Ken Paxton
2015-Present
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Greg Abbott
2002-2014
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John Cornyn
1999-2002
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Dan Morales
1991-1998
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Jim Mattox
1983-1990
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