Alaska's model constitution is a political response to the weakness of territorial government institutions, which was crafted at a time of progressive reform in basic state laws. It is a powerful outline of government powers expressed in simple, spare terms. This part chronicles constitutional development in Alaska, examining in detail the political, structural, and legal processes through which that development occurred. It also assesses the results of constitutional engineering in Alaska. When the framers of the Alaska Constitution met in 1955, they were...
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