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Part Two The North Dakota Constitution and Commentary, Art.VII Political Subdivisions

From: The North Dakota State Constitution

James E. Leahy

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

The purpose of this article is to provide for maximum local self-government by all political subdivisions with a minimum of duplication of functions. Although this section has undergone some changes since first adopted in 1889, its basic meaning is still the same. For example, in 1923 the Legislature gave cities the power to regulate the height and size of buildings. When that statute was attacked as being unconstitutional, the Supreme Court responded: “This section is the only provision in the Constitution relating to municipal corporations, and it leaves the...
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