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Guest Opinion: 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention: A Model For Today

 

February 9, 2022



I recently sat in awe as I listened to 94-year-old Montana Constitutional Convention Delegate Wade Dahood, one of twelve remaining delegates of the original 100, talk about his convention experience fifty years ago. From his Anaconda law office, Dahood addressed a camera and a reporter for an interview, part of a series noting and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Montana’s 1972 Constitutional Convention where the delegates drafted what is arguably the best state Constitution in the nation.

Dahood, Chair of the convention’s critically important Declaration of Rights Committee, mostly...



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