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Published: 07 August 2014

314 Pages


ISBN: 9780199355723

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The Virginia State Constitution

Second Edition

John Dinan

  • The only definitive reference resource on the Virginia State Constitution.
  • Provides the complete text of the state's current constitution.
  • Includes provision-by-provision commentary and analysis on the state's current constitution, providing an essential reference guide to understanding this important document.
  • Offers a detailed history of the Virginia State Constitution, with particular attention to key moments in Virginia constitutional development, from the 1776 Constitution through the current 1971 Constitution.
  • Outlines the evolution and interpretation of each section of the Constitution, with attention to constitutional convention debates, judicial decisions, attorney general opinions, and legislative deliberations.
  • Each section is includes all significant court decisions, and is accompanied by commentary that explains the provision, traces its origins and its interpretation.
  • Organizes Court decisions by the constitutional Sections they interpret, and includes a table of cases cited and a topical index.

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