Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 October 2009

456 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195343083

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The Law of American State Constitutions

Robert Williams

  • The Law of American State Constitutions is the only book covering the entire range of matters concerning state constitutions and their judicial interpretation
  • Features examples drawn from the specific states, their constitutions, and their judicial interpretations
  • Examines the functions, background and evolution of state constitutions, each of which contributes to their modern-day interpretation by the courts
  • Provides analysis of the major distinctions between the federal Constitution and the state constitutions
  • Covers the structure of state governments under state constitutions, and the distribution of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches
  • Reviews the various processes for revising and amending state constitutions, including initiated amendments, constitutional conventions and constitutional commissions, as well as state judicial involvement in these processes

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