Dodd, Walter Fairleigh. The Revision and Amendment of State Constitutions. Originally published: Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1910. xvii, 350 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363731; ISBN-10: 1886363730. Hardcover. New. $65. * Discusses the practice and methods of the amendment and revision of state constitutions and the legal principles (rather than theories) which precede such alterations. An examination of the first state constitutions from 1776-1783 provides a historical context, but much of the work analyzes the relevant legal principles affecting changes to state constitutions based on a study of judicial decisions pertinent to such areas as the development of the distinction between constitutions and statutes, and the distinction between the constitutional convention and the regular legislature in states. Includes a Table of cases and an appendix, by state, showing popular votes on constitutional questions from 1899-1908.
Book number 24015