To the intelligent lawyer or layman who cares to know not only what the law is, but the reasons upon which it is founded and the causes which have, either through legislation or judicial decision, contributed to it, there is no more instructive or interesting study than constitutional history. Honorable Henry G. Connor U.S. District Judge Eastern District of North Carolina North Carolina’s three state constitutions chart the evolution over two centuries of a modern representative democracy. The Independence Constitution of 1776, adopted by a provincial congress...
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