Article 17 appears at first glance to be of only historical value as a set of rules and regulations governing the transition from territorial status to statehood. For most sections, that is true. However, the courts have held this schedule to be of “continuing vitality,” in that some of “its provisions may still be made applicable” (State ex rel. Herr v. Laxalt, 1968). Those that are of “continuing vitality” are discussed below; the others are presented for their historical value. That no inconvenience may arise by reason of a change from a Territorial to a...
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