110 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2013
Date Written: January 1, 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.
Keywords: Special law, popular law, local law, private law, MN, Minnesota, nineteenth century
JEL Classification: K00, H7
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bakken, Larry A. and Alton Mackey, Mary G. and Cross, Steven, Special Laws Project (January 1, 1985). Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 6, p. 87,1985. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967712