Article XI of the Maryland Constitution rarely means what it appears to say. Of the nine sections of this article, only Section 7 appears to have continuing vitality.1 The remaining sections are mostly obsolete and by remaining in the constitution serve to confuse, not clarify the law governing the operation of the City of Baltimore. Article XI can best be understood in its historical context as a product of the post-Civil War reconstruction of Maryland. The 1867 constitutional convention was comprised entirely of members of the Democratic party, as the post-War...
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