Article X is a good example of how political forces interacted to produce long and detailed Louisiana constitutions. The statutory civil service system adopted by the anti-Long forces of Governor Sam Houston Jones during his 1940–1944 term was a major reform that was seen as an attack on the traditional patronage system. After Earl Long won the election for governor in 1948, he was able to promote legislation that gutted the civil service system. When the anti-Long candidate, Robert F. Kennon, became governor in 1952, he restored the earlier system, protecting it...
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