In a strict sense, the Nebraska Constitution is that document written and approved in 1875. As such, only seventeen states have older basic laws. The authors and voters of 117 years ago, however, might not recognize their work since, from its adoption on October 12, 1875 through May 1992, it has been amended 194 times. The creation of the unicameral legislature was only the most notable of these many changes. The durability of the 1875 Constitution cannot be attributed to its elegant construction or its deathless prose. As state constitutions go, it is certainly...
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