2015-03-16

The New Hampshire State Constitution

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  • Full Title : The New Hampshire State Constitution
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190243597
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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In this newly revised work, Lawrence Friedman presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of New Hampshire constitutional history and constitutional law. One of the oldest written constitutions in the United States, the New Hampshire Constitution pre-dates the federal constitution and, with the Massachusetts Constitution, served as a model for many of the state constitutions that followed. This volume recounts the history of its drafting and development over the past 200 years and reviews in detail both the constitutional provisions that frame the state government as well as those that secure individual rights against government infringement. The book reviews the major cases decided under each provision and provides commentary on the continued development of state constitutional law in New Hampshire. The second edition provides revisions throughout the book updating each commentary with the latest cases including those involving the state constitutional right to education, along with cutting-edge issues of search and seizure law, making it the most comprehensive, single-volume guide to the New Hampshire Constitution. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.


2011-03-18

The New Hampshire State Constitution

By Susan E. Marshall
  • Full Title : The New Hampshire State Constitution
  • Author : Susan E. Marshall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019987770X
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Prepared in 1776, the constitution of New Hampshire is the nations first written state constitution. The 1776 constitution was a brief 15 sentences, but it laid out a form of government dedicated to popular control and limited government powers that have remained a central theme of New Hampshire constitutional law to this day. The detail of the framing of the original state constitution --the first in the nation- provides a context for understanding and appreciating the traditions which has marked the states political and constitutional history, even after 144 amendments and over 200 years. The New Hampshire State Constitution includes the full text of each article of the constitution and an analysis of each articles development. Susan E. Marshall includes a description of amendments to the text and references to cases decided by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. She offers a historical overview of the development and application of the New Hampshire constitution and provides a general constitutional history and an article-by-article commentary, including a discussion of important cases. Also included are a bibliographical essay, table of cases, tables relating to constitutional conventions and amendments, and a general index, offering significant sources for further study. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the states constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.


2016-05-17

Exploring New Hampshire Through Project-Based Learning

By Carole Marsh
  • Full Title : Exploring New Hampshire Through Project-Based Learning
  • Author : Carole Marsh
  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • ISBN Code : 0635124033
  • Pages : 56
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  • Language : English
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Exploring New Hampshire through Project-Based Leaning includes 50 well-thought-out projects designed for grades 3-5. In assigning your students projects that dig into New HampshireÕs geography, history, government, economy, current events, and famous people, you will deepen their appreciation and understanding of New Hampshire while simultaneously improving their analytical skills and ability to recognize patterns and big-picture themes. Project-based learning today is much different than the craft-heavy classroom activities popular in the past. Inquiry, planning, research, collaboration, and analysis are key components of project-based learning activities today. However, that doesnÕt mean creativity, individual expression, and fun are out. They definitely arenÕt! Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring. While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations. Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.


2009-10-22

The Law of American State Constitutions

By Robert Williams
  • Full Title : The Law of American State Constitutions
  • Author : Robert Williams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199711305
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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The Law of American State Constitutions provides complete coverage of the legal doctrines surrounding, applying to, and arising from American state constitutions and their judicial interpretation. Using specific examples, Professor Williams provides legal analysis of the nature and function of state constitutions by contrast to the federal Constitution, including rights, separation of powers, policy-based provisions, the judicial interpretation issues that arise under state constitutions and the processes for their amendment and revision. Reference is made to history and political theory, but legal analysis is the primary focus. The Law of American State Constitutions provides an important analytical tool that explains the unique character and the range of judicial interpretation of these constitutions, together with the specialized techniques of argument and interpretation surrounding state constitutions. This is the first book to present a complete picture of the current body of state constitutional law and its judicial interpretation.


1976-08-17

New Hampshire: A History

By Elting E. Morison,Elizabeth Forbes Morison
  • Full Title : New Hampshire: A History
  • Author : Elting E. Morison,Elizabeth Forbes Morison
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 039334858X
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On New Hampshire's thin, cold soil, strewn with rocks, generations of resourceful, tough, independent men and women created a landscape of meadows and pastures, of stone walls and weathered barns and clapboard houses, that has affected the American imagination. This is the story of a historically small and relatively poor state, which seems in our own time increasingly attractive to those who seek what the authors call a simple kind of life lost elsewhere. Posing questions about land use and balanced growth that are important to all Americans, the Morisons' account of New Hampshire and its fluctuating fortunes will fascinate both residents and those who only visit or dream of doing so.


2006-06-01

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1

By Robert F. Williams,G. Alan Tarr
  • Full Title : State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1
  • Author : Robert F. Williams,G. Alan Tarr
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791482456
  • Pages : 223
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  • Language : English
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The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.


2018-08-20

The Federalist Papers

By Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
  • Full Title : The Federalist Papers
  • Author : Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1528785878
  • Pages : 497
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.


2020-08-07

Constitutional Orphan

By Paula A. Monopoli
  • Full Title : Constitutional Orphan
  • Author : Paula A. Monopoli
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190092807
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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An account of the ramifications of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the divisions it created in the courts and Congress, and in the women's movement itself. Constitutional Orphan explores the role of former suffragists in the constitutional development of the Nineteenth Amendment, during the decade following its ratification in 1920. It examines the pivot to new missions, immediately after ratification, by two national suffrage organizations, the National Woman's Party and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The NWP turned from suffrage to a federal equal rights amendment. NAWSA became the National League of Women Voters, and turned to voter education and social welfare legislation. The book then connects that pivot by both groups, to the emergence of a thin conception of the Nineteenth Amendment, as a matter of constitutional interpretation. It surfaces the history around the Congressional failure to enact enforcement legislation, pursuant to the Nineteenth, and connects that with the NWP's perceived need for southern Congressional votes for the ERA. It also explores the choice to turn away from African American women suffragists asking for help to combat voter suppression efforts, after the November 1920 presidential election; and then evaluates the deep divisions among NWP members, some of whom were social feminists who opposed the ERA, and the NLWV, which supported the social feminists in that opposition. The book also analyzes how state courts, left without federal enforcement legislation to constrain or guide them, used strict construction to cabin the emergence of a more robust interpretation of the Nineteenth. It concludes with an examination of new legal scholarship, which suggests broader ways in which the Nineteenth could be used today to expand gender equality.


2019-07-19

State Legislatures Today

By Peverill Squire,Gary Moncrief
  • Full Title : State Legislatures Today
  • Author : Peverill Squire,Gary Moncrief
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1538123371
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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A concise and provocative introduction to state legislative politics, State Legislatures Today is designed as a supplement for state and local government courses and upper level courses on legislative politics.


2005-09-22

David Hackett Souter

By Tinsley E. Yarbrough
  • Full Title : David Hackett Souter
  • Author : Tinsley E. Yarbrough
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195347906
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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When the first President Bush chose David Hackett Souter for the Supreme Court in 1990, the slender New Englander with the shy demeanor and ambiguous past was quickly dubbed a "stealth candidate". Since his appointment, Souter has embraced a flexible, evolving, and highly pragmatic judicial style that embraces a high regard for precedent--even liberal decisions of the Warren and Burger Courts with which he may have personally disagreed. Ultimately, Yarbrough contends, Souter has become the principal Rehnquist Court opponent of the originalist, text-bound jurisprudence that many of the more conservative Justices profess to champion. Sifting through Souter's opinions, papers of the Justice's contemporaries and other relevant records and interviews, esteemed Supreme Court biographer Tinsley Yarbrough here gives us the real David Souter, crafting a fascinating account of one of the heretofore most elusive Justices in the history of the Court.


2019

Comparative Constitution Making

By David Landau,Hanna Lerner
  • Full Title : Comparative Constitution Making
  • Author : David Landau,Hanna Lerner
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1785365266
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new research on constitution making. Comparative Constitution Making provides an up-to-date overview of this rapidly expanding field. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}


2010-12-14

New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law

By James A. Gardner,Jim Rossi
  • Full Title : New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law
  • Author : James A. Gardner,Jim Rossi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199709580
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law: Dual Enforcement of Norms projects a new vision for state constitutional law through a collection of essays that reflect a shift in legal thinking about the relationship between national and subnational systems of constitutional law. This book shatters the old image of American federalism as creating distinct systems of constitutional law. Instead, it shows how national and state constitutions and constitutional law are permanently and intimately linked.


2012-02-01

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3

By G. Alan Tarr,Robert F. Williams
  • Full Title : State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3
  • Author : G. Alan Tarr,Robert F. Williams
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791481980
  • Pages : 380
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  • Language : English
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Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.


2007-06-01

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3

By G. Alan Tarr,Frank P. Grad,Robert F. Williams
  • Full Title : State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
  • Author : G. Alan Tarr,Frank P. Grad,Robert F. Williams
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791480550
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1 The Politics of State Constitutional Reform State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2 Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform


2013-03-15

The Maine State Constitution

By Marshall J. Tinkle
  • Full Title : The Maine State Constitution
  • Author : Marshall J. Tinkle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019930064X
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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The Maine State Constitution traces the history of Maine's constitution from its statehood in 1820 to the present day, highlighting major trends and developments in constitutional revision and interpretation. In it, Marshall J. Tinkle summarizes the meaning of each constitutional provision in a section-by-section analysis of the constitution, outlining the intent, historical development, and interpretation of each provision. This treatment, which includes a list of cases, index, and bibliography, makes this guide indispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Maine's constitution. In this second edition, Marshall Tinkle updates his study of the Maine Constitution as part of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States. This volume updates the history and development of constitutionalism in Maine, including the complete text of the state's current constitution, with each section accompanied with commentary that explains the provision and traces its origins and its interpretation by the courts and by other governmental bodies. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.


2010-11-23

Ratification

By Pauline Maier
  • Full Title : Ratification
  • Author : Pauline Maier
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781451606362
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the George Washington Book Prize When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country’s laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with less well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well. Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state’s experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.


2018-02-19

The New Hampshire Primary And The American Electoral Process

By Niall Palmer
  • Full Title : The New Hampshire Primary And The American Electoral Process
  • Author : Niall Palmer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429975805
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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New Hampshire is the subject of Palmer's book precisely because it serves as the first presidential primary every four years. Many critics of the New Hampshire primary fault it for being too arcane, too unrepresentative, and too quixotic to use as a gatekeeper of who becomes President. Palmer went to new Hampshire expecting to gather research that argued against New Hampshire as first primary. As he finished he realized his findings pointed out the opposite, that in fact and deed, New Hampshire was as good a place to start the primary races as any other. No single state is representative. The retail politics that aspirants face in New Hampshire is a very useful winnowing device in which a candidate must actually come face to face with real voters, who more often than not make a study of the issues and policies that they raise in their questions.


2012-02-29

America's Constitution

By Akhil Reed Amar
  • Full Title : America's Constitution
  • Author : Akhil Reed Amar
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1588364879
  • Pages : 672
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  • Language : English
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In America’s Constitution, one of this era’s most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world’s great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it. We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. (For example, much of the Constitution, including the glorious-sounding “We the People,” was lifted from existing American legal texts, including early state constitutions.) In short, the Constitution was as much a product of its environment as it was a product of its individual creators’ inspired genius. Despite the Constitution’s flaws, its role in guiding our republic has been nothing short of amazing. Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century American politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least–only those citizens who were born under the American flag can become president. From his unique perspective, Amar also gives us unconventional wisdom about the Constitution and its significance throughout the nation’s history. For one thing, we see that the Constitution has been far more democratic than is conventionally understood. Even though the document was drafted by white landholders, a remarkably large number of citizens (by the standards of 1787) were allowed to vote up or down on it, and the document’s later amendments eventually extended the vote to virtually all Americans. We also learn that the Founders’ Constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired. As a result, slaveholding Virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election. Ambitious, even-handed, eminently accessible, and often surprising, America’s Constitution is an indispensable work, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States.


2015-11-13

The California State Constitution

By Joseph R. Grodin,Darien Shanske,Michael B. Salerno
  • Full Title : The California State Constitution
  • Author : Joseph R. Grodin,Darien Shanske,Michael B. Salerno
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019998865X
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The California Constitution is one of the longest in the world and has been revised over 500 times since its original drafting in 1849. In its current incarnation, the constitution reflects the state's mistrust of elected officials, gives cities and towns broad home rule powers, and outlines governance for the state's university system. The California State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's basic governing charter. In addition to an overview of California's constitutional history, it offers an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting in 1849. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and the bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of California's constitution. The second edition updates and expands the previous edition published in 1993. The book provides new analysis, with citations to court decisions and relevant scholarly commentary, as well as accompanying explanations and a lengthy introduction to provide historical and thematic context. This new edition also contains a foreword by the current Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.


2017-11-30

The Iowa State Constitution

By Todd E. Pettys
  • Full Title : The Iowa State Constitution
  • Author : Todd E. Pettys
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190490853
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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The Iowa State Constitution provides the most comprehensive analysis of Iowa's constitutional history and the development of its individual provisions. Todd E. Pettys presents a completely revised second edition with an extensive overview of Iowa's constitutional historical origin and evolution, while discussing cases of importance. Also included is a new bibliographic essay, table of cases, and a general index, offering significant resources for further study. Accounts of judicial rulings are current through to June 30, 2017, and the author provides frequent updates on his webpage. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Lawrence Friedman, Professor of Law at New England Law | Boston, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.