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Professor Robert Bastress's book, The West Virginia State Constitution, gives us all an opportunity to read and learn not only about the Constitution, but also its history. Most of all, however, this book is a true exposition of the judicial interpretations of the West Virginia Constitution. From the foreword by Justice Franklin D. Cleckley West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Short constitutional history from statehood and the 1863 constitution to the present. An analytical commentary of the 1872 constitution and its amendments, article-by-article, make up the heart of the book. A table of cases, bibliographical essay, and index complete this unique reference survey designed for students and teachers, scholars and experts, and lawyers in law and legal history, state and local government, and American history.