The first twelve sections of this article were designed to provide an orderly transition from territorial to statehood status, so that “no abruptness might occur in the change from a territory to a state[, and] the administration of the law should proceed unaffected by any change in the form of government” (Steinfeld v. Nielsen). Although a number of these first twelve sections have been the subject of judicial attention (especially in the first few years of statehood), they are practically obsolete and no commentary is provided on them. Probably the only one that...
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