California’s Constitution: Third-Longest in World

I supposed I shouldn’t be surprised, but it is still amazing. And what’s up with Alabama?

California’s constitution has been changed multiple times over the years by successful voter initiatives and public referendums, which have extended the state’s constitution to the extent that it is now the third longest in the world, with only India and the state of Alabama having longer constitutions.

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  1. In Alabama, basically the entire tax code is written into the constitution, including provisions for local taxes.

    • Paul Kedrosky says:

      Ah, thanks. I couldn't even begin to guess the cause, but that makes sense.

  2. Personally, I liked Alabama's old constitution which was the shortest in the world. All it said was "roll tide."