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Type the Article number you are looking for in the form Article-Section Examples(1-1, 15-6, 19-2, etc.)

The Get Section button can be used to locate a specific Article of the Constitution. You may type in an Article or Section number. Example: typing 1 will return the section list for Article 1, typing 1-1 will return the section 1-1.

The Get Article button can be used to load a complete Article of the Constitution. This function requires an Article number. Examples: 1, 2, 3

 
     ยง 1.   Continuation of prior writs, actions, claims, and bodies corporate--Validation of previously issued process. That no inconvenience may arise from the change of the territorial government to the permanent state government, it is hereby declared that all writs, actions, prosecutions, claims and rights of individuals, and all bodies corporate, shall continue as if no change had taken place in this government; and all process which may be before the organization of the judicial department, under this Constitution, issued under the authority of the territory of Dakota, within the boundary of this state, shall be as valid as if issued in the name of the state of South Dakota.


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