West Virginia State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Reference Guides to the State Constitution Series)

West Virginia State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Reference Guides to the State Constitution Series)

by Robert M Bastress
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313274096

ISBN-13: 9780313274091

Pub. Date: 10/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313274091
Publisher:
ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication date:
10/30/1995
Series:
Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States Series, #22
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Constitutional History of West Virginia

The Virginia Experience

The Secession Crisis

Statehood and The 1863 Constitution

The 1872 Constitutional Convention and Its Product

Significant Amendments to and Interpretive Developments under the 1872 Constitution

Analysis of the West Virginia Constitution

General Provisions: Articles I and II

The Bill of Rights: Article III

Elections and Public Officials: Article IV

The Allocation of Power: Articles V, VI, VII, and VIII

County Governments: Article IX

Taxation and Finance: Article X

Corporations and Railroads: Article XI

Education: Article XII

Real Property: Article XIII

The Amendment Process: Article XIV

Miscellaneous Amendments

Notes

Bibliography

Table of Cases

Index

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