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Part Two The Arizona Constitution and Commentary, Art.XX Ordinance

From: The Arizona State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John D. Leshy

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2021

This article derives almost entirely from section 20 of the statehood enabling act (36 Statutes at Large 557, 569–71), which contained a set of unusually specific directives to the Arizona constitutional convention.246 Section 20’s last paragraph explicitly required the framers to include in this constitution the provisions in this article “in such terms as shall positively preclude [changing them] in whole or in part without the consent of Congress.” The Arizona framers dutifully complied, even to the extent of retaining the enabling act’s heading (“ordinance”)...
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