Section 12-2-12

Advisory opinions on constitutional questions - Effect of opinion.

The opinion of the justices of the Supreme Court or a majority of them shall be a protection to the officers and departments of the state acting in accordance therewith in the same manner and to the same extent as opinions of the Attorney General of the state; and, in the event of a conflict between the opinions of the Attorney General and the opinion of the justices of the Supreme Court rendered in accordance with this article, the opinion of the justices of the Supreme Court shall take precedence and prevail. All opinions of the justices of the Supreme Court heretofore rendered in accordance with this article shall have the protective force and effect provided for in this article.

(Acts 1923, No. 43, p. 25; Code 1923, §10291; Acts 1927, No. 144, p. 103; Code 1940, T. 13, §35.)