The delegates’ debates at the 1875–1876 Convention over what became Article XV were among the most contentious. Nothing caused “more anxiety and concern than the troublesome and vexed question pertaining to corporations.”1395 Ironically, the product of numerous close and heated votes was a very mild set of constitutional provisions, none of which has been important enough to be amended. The delegates left all major decisions on regulation of corporations to the general assembly. Thus, consideration of Article XV should include discussion of what the delegates left...
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