U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Hill

In U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Hill, 316 Ark. 251, 872 S.W.2d 349 (Ark. 1994), the Arkansas Supreme Court held that the unconstitutional portions of the amendment to the Arkansas Constitution relating to federal legislators could be severed from the portions relating to state legislators. 872 S.W.2d at 358-59. The amendment in that case was similar in structure to ours, being divided into sections for state legislators, congressional legislators, and executive branch officials. See 872 S.W.2d at 351-52. The court concluded that the portions relating to state legislators were clearly "functionally independent" of the portions relating to federal legislators and that the amendment in that case served one overall purpose, even without the invalid portions relating to federal legislators, which was "the limitation of public service terms." Id. at 358.