The North Carolina State Constitution, with History and Commentary by John V. Orth
In The North Carolina State Constitution, originally published in 1993, John Orth provides a definitive study of the historical context and significant features of each of the state's three successive constitutions.
The book begins with a history of the constitutions of 1776, 1868, and 1971. Orth then reproduces the full text of the current constitution as amended through 1992. In a section-by-section commentary, he explains the origins of each provision and traces how each has been interpreted by the courts. To enhance its value as a reference, the book includes a bibliographic essay, a table of cases cited, and a subject index.
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