Washington: The Past and Present Populist State
THE CONSTITUTIONALISM OF AMERICAN STATES, pp. 771-784, George E. Connor, Christopher W. Hammons, eds., University of Missouri Press, 2008
17 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2010
Date Written: January 1, 2008
Describes the impact of the late-nineteenth century populist movement on the structure and content of Washington’s constitution and the consequential impact on the state’s political and legal life. Suggests that the anti-business attitudes and skepticism about government prevalent among Washington State residents in the 1880s and 1890s, continues to influence that state's constitution, laws and politics today.
Keywords: Legal history, politics, state constitutionalism
JEL Classification: K19
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