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Introduction

From: The South Carolina State Constitution

Cole Blease Graham

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 June 2021

South Carolina’s constitution of 1895 is now more than a century old. A delegate attending the constitutional convention of 1895 would find today’s state constitution familiar in places but hard to recognize in others. It has been extensively revised, especially in recent decades, based largely on the recommendations of a legislative study committee that began work in 1966.1 The committee recommended a complete overhaul of the existing document, and many, but not all, of its proposed amendments have been adopted.2 Generally speaking, today’s constitution comes...
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