It is the Longest Known Constitution in the World

Alabama's constitution now has 799 amendments (including amendments dealing with bingo, mosquito control, catfish, soybeans, dead farm animals, beaver tails, and prostitution).

The constitution itself is easily the longest in the nation and is 12 times longer than the typical state constitution.

It restricts local democracy
It locks in an unfair tax system
It hinders economic development
It limits budget flexibility
It has undemocratic origins

The 1901 Alabama Constitution

Think Alabama's constitution isn't that long? Try reading it.
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