Spence v. Utah State Agricultural College

In Spence v. Utah State Agricultural College, 119 Utah 104, 225 P.2d 18 (Utah 1950), the Court upheld the ongoing authority of the legislature to alter the controlling board of what is now Utah State University. In describing the purpose and effect of article X, section 4, the opinion used the following language: "While the article does make mention of perpetuating the rights, franchises, immunities and endowments previously granted, its wording does not, even by implication, suggest an intent to oust the legislature from ever dealing with any affairs of the college, be the dealing favorable or prejudicial to its welfare. " (Spence, 225 P.2d at 22.)