Understanding the Arizona Constitution

Author: Toni McClory

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816534934

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Arizona became the nation’s 48th state in 1912 and since that time the Arizona constitution has served as the template by which the state is governed. Toni McClory’s Understanding the Arizona Constitution has offered insight into the inner workings and interpretations of the document—and the government that it established—for almost a decade. Since the book’s first publication, significant constitutional changes have occurred, some even altering the very structure of state government itself. There have been dramatic veto battles, protracted budget wars, and other interbranch conflicts that have generated landmark constitutional rulings from the state courts. The new edition of this handy reference addresses many of the latest issues, including legislative term limits, Arizona’s new redistricting system, educational issues, like the controversial school voucher program, and the influence of special-interest money in the legislature. A total of 63 propositions have reached the ballot, spawning heated controversies over same-sex marriage, immigration, and other hot-button social issues. This book is the definitive guide to Arizona government and serves as a solid introductory text for classes on the Arizona Constitution. Extensive endnotes make it a useful reference for professionals within the government. Finally, it serves as a tool for any engaged citizen looking for information about online government resources, administrative rules, and voter rights. Comprehensive and clearly written, this book belongs on every Arizonan’s bookshelf.
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The Arizona State Constitution

Author: John D. Leshy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199779333

Category: Law

Page: 450

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In The Arizona State Constitution, John D. Leshy provides a comprehensive history of Arizona's consititutional development. Adopted at the height of the progressive movement, the Constitution contains many progressive innovations. Leshy describes these along with the dramatic changes the state has undergone in subsequent decades. He also includes a section-by-section commentary which crisply discusses the evolution and interpretation of each section, including significant court decisions.The Arizona State Constitution is an essential reference guide for readers who seek a rich account of Arizona's constitutional evolution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle ofThe Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important new series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.
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The Arizona Constitution Study Guide

Author: Academic Solutions

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974020051

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 128

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The Arizona Constitution was written in 1910, amended and ratified by Arizona voters and approved by Congress in 1911. On Valentine's Day in 1912, Arizona was declared an equal State of the Union. Since that time Arizona citizens have freely exercised their right to amend the Constitution. The Constitution now has 30 articles and over 40,000 words. This book will help you to read, study and understand the fundamental structure of Arizona's government and the rights and responsibilities of Arizona's citizens and elected officials.
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The Arizona Constitution Study Guide

Author: Arizona

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974020044

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 128

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The Arizona Constitution was written in 1910, amended and ratified by Arizona voters and approved by Congress in 1911. On Valentine¿s Day in 1912 Arizona was declared an equal State of the Union. Since that time Arizona citizens have freely exercised their right to amend the Constitution. The Constitution now has twenty-nine articles and over 40,000 words. This book will help you to read, study and understand the fundamental structure of Arizona¿s government and the rights and responsibilities of Arizona¿s citizens and elected officials.
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The Nevada State Constitution

Author: Michael W. Bowers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199892547

Category: Law

Page: 225

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In this newly revised work, Michael Bowers presents an historical overview of constitutional development in the state of Nevada. The Nevada State Constitution provides a comprehensive section-by-section analysis of the state constitution. In addition, a thorough bibliographic essay notes the seminal works relating to the constitution, and a list of cases enumerates the landmark federal and state court decisions interpreting the state's constitution and the more than one hundred amendments to it. This one-of-a-kind treatment of the Nevada Constitution is essential reading for those interested in the historical development and contemporary meaning of the Sagebrush State's oldest and most foundational legal document. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.
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Understanding the Constitution

Author: David C. Gibbs III,Barbara Weller

Publisher: Gibbs Law Firm

ISBN: 0989815501

Category: Law

Page: 163

View: 9594

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Little by little, the freedoms envisioned by our Founding Fathers and those who struggled for independence are being stripped away. The best guarantee that America's constitutional liberties will continue to be protected is to ensure that all citizens, and especially our children, clearly understand both what those freedoms are and who it is that gave them to us in the first place. This book explains: · The biblical basis upon which America was founded · The influence of Sir William Blackstone and English common law on America’s legal system · The miracle that happened at the Constitutional Convention · The U.S. Constitution, including all the amendments, as well as several popular amendments that failed to be ratified · The methods that have been used to vastly expand the federal government’s power since the Constitution’s drafting. It also examines why John Adams, the second President of the United States, would write what he did in 1798, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." The book is a response to the challenge from one of our nation’s great modern presidents, President Ronald Reagan, issued on October 27, 1964: "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done." Don’t miss the companion Study Guide for Understanding the Constitution. Available at: www.NCLL.org
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The Practice of Constitutional Development

Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

Author: Filippo Sabetti,Barbara Allen,Mark Sproule-Jones

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1461634458

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent Ostrom, contributors further expand our knowledge about what makes up a successful constitution in both theory and in practice.
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