Special Laws Project
Larry A. Bakken
Hamline University - School of Law
Mary G. Alton Mackey
January 1, 1985
Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 6, p. 87,1985
A basic principle of popular law is that a law should possess uniformity so that all citizens and entities of the land to be governed are affected by the law in the same way. However, by the middle of the nineteenth century the legislatures of the several states of the United States passed many special and private laws. By the latter part of the nineteenth century, many states had amended their constitutions to support basic principles of popular law. This article covers the background and methodology as well as detailed tables of local special acts passed in Minnesota.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 110
Keywords: Special law, popular law, local law, private law, MN, Minnesota, nineteenth century
JEL Classification: K00, H7Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 10, 2013
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