PERS reform: Legal analysis vs. legal opinion

Statesman-Journal:

It’s important not to confuse opinion with analysis. The analysis can be done impartially, without the lawyer speculating on an outcome. The opinion, on the other hand, actually offers just that — an opinion.

There will be more of these documents coming as the legislators bat around ideas to balance the budget. The lawyers will weigh in often, but they will only sometimes give an opinion.

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