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REVISION AND AMENDMENT OF STATE CONSTITUTIONS.

Dodd, Walter Fairleigh


Item #: 12018
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 1999.

Series: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE. EXTRA VOLUMES, NEW SERIES
Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE, STATE LAW

Discusses the practice and methods of the amendment andrevision of state constitutions and the legal principles(rather than theories) which precede such alterations. Anexamination of the first state constitutions from 1776-1783provides a historical context, but much of the work analyzesthe relevant legal principles affecting changes to stateconstitutions based on a study of judicial decisionspertinent to such areas as the development of thedistinction between constitutions and statutes, and thedistinction between the constitutional convention and theregular legislature in states.Reprinted by the Law Book Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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