The Wisconsin State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1997 - Political Science - 272 pages
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This volume will familiarize the reader with the Wisconsin state constitution, the document's history, its ratification, and the major amendments in their historical perspective. An analytical commentary on the current constitution, section by section, makes up the heart of the book. A table of cases, bibliography, and index complete this unique reference survey, which is designed for students and teachers, scholars and experts, and lawyers in the fields of legal studies, state and local government, and American history.

This work focuses on the current status of Wisconsin constitutional law. Along with the close analysis of the constitution, the author looks at the litigation that has followed, with particular emphasis on how the courts' interpretations have affected its meaning. The final chapter includes topics that are not confined to a particular section of the constitution: the public purpose doctrine, the priority of constitutional provisions, apparent grants of legislative power, and the interpretation of the constitution.

  

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Contents

The Constitutional History of Wisconsin
1
BUILDING A STATE
4
SENSATIONAL CASES SOME CONFUSION
8
ATTEMPTS TO BUILD A MORE JUST STATE
14
ADJUSTING QUANTUMS OF POWER
19
THE FAMILIAR ISSUES OF TAXES AND MUNICIPALITIES THE NEW ISSUES OF RELIGION AND GAMBLING
21
THE POWER OF THE COURTS AND THE GOVERNOR MORE ATTENTION TO GAMBLING
28
Wisconsin Constitution and Commentary
35
POWERS AND DUTIES
122
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WHEN GOVERNOR
123
SECRETARY OF STATE WHEN GOVERNOR
124
Administrative
130
TREASURER AND ATTORNEY GENERAL DUTIES COMPENSATION
131
COUNTY OFFICERS ELECTION TERMS REMOVAL VACANCIES
133
Judiciary
136
COURT SYSTEM
137

Preamble
37
Declaration of Rights
38
SLAVERY PROHIBITED
39
FREE SPEECH LIBEL
40
RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE AND PETITION
42
TRIAL BY JURY VERDICT IN CIVIL CASES
43
EXCESSIVE BAIL CRUEL PUNISHMENTS
45
RIGHTS OF ACCUSED
47
PROSECUTIONS DOUBLE JEOPARDY SELFINCRIMINATION BAIL HABEAS CORPUS
51
REMEDY FOR WRONGS
55
VICTIMS OF CRIME
57
SEARCHES AND SEIZURES
58
PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC USE
61
FEUDAL TENURES LEASES ALIENATION
63
EQUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR ALIENS AND CITIZENS
64
EXEMPTION OF PROPERTY OF DEBTORS
65
FREEDOM OF WORSHIP LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE STATE RELIGION PUBLIC FUNDS
66
RELIGIOUS TESTS PROHIBITED
69
RIGHTS OF SUITORS
70
MAINTENANCE OF FREE GOVERNMENT
71
USE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS
72
Boundaries
73
ENABLING ACT ACCEPTED
74
Suffrage
77
IMPLEMENTATION
78
SECRET BALLOT
79
Legislative
80
LEGISLATURE HOW CONSTITUTED
83
APPORTIONMENT
84
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ASSEMBLY HOW CHOSEN
86
QUALIFICATIONS OF LEGISLATORS
87
RULES CONTEMPT EXPULSION
88
OFFICERS
89
MEETING OF LEGISLATURE
90
INELIGIBILITY OF LEGISLATORS TO OFFICE
91
FILLING VACANCIES
92
ENACTMENT OF LAWS
93
TITLE OF PRIVATE BILLS
95
ORIGIN OF BILLS
97
TOWN AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT
99
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO APPROVE OR VETO RESOLUTIONS OR ORDINANCES PROCEEDINGS ON VETO
101
GAMBLING
102
STATIONERY AND PRINTING
105
EXTRA COMPENSATION SALARY CHANGE
106
SUITS AGAINST STATE
109
OATH OF OFFICE
112
SPECIAL AND PRIVATE LAWS PROHIBITED
113
GENERAL LAWS ON ENUMERATED SUBJECTS
116
AUDITING OF STATE ACCOUNTS
117
CONTINUITY OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT
118
Executive
119
ELIGIBILITY
121
JURISDICTION
140
ELECTION CHIEF JUSTICE COURT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
143
COURT OF APPEALS
144
BOUNDARIES
146
JURISDICTION
147
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS VACANCIES
149
ELIGIBILITY TO OFFICE
150
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
151
CLERKS OF CIRCUIT AND SUPREME COURTS
152
MUNICIPAL COURT
153
Finance
155
APPROPRIATIONS LIMITATION
159
CREDIT OF STATE
160
CONTRACTING STATE DEBTS
162
ANNUAL TAX LEVY TO EQUAL EXPENSES
163
PUBLIC DEBT FOR EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSE TAXATION
164
VOTE ON FISCAL BILLS QUORUM
167
EVIDENCES OF PUBLIC DEBT
168
Eminent Domain and Property of the State
176
TERRITORIAL PROPERTY
181
Education
182
SCHOOL FUND CREATED INCOME APPLIED
183
DISTRICT SCHOOLS TUITION SECTARIAN INSTRUCTION RELEASED TIME
185
ANNUAL SCHOOL TAX
188
INCOME OF SCHOOL FUND
189
COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC LANDS
190
SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS
191
Corporations
192
PROPERTY TAKEN BY MUNICIPALITY
194
MUNICIPAL HOME RULE DEBT LIMIT TAX TO PAY DEBT
195
ACQUISITION OF LANDS BY STATE AND SUBDIVISIONS SALE OF EXCESS
200
GENERAL BANKING LAW
201
Amendments
203
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS
205
Miscellaneous Provisions
206
GREAT SEAL
208
REMOVAL OF COUNTY SEATS
209
ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF STATUTORY OFFICERS
210
VACANCIES IN OFFICE
212
RECALL OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS
213
Schedule
215
COMMON LAW CONTINUED IN FORCE
216
IMPLEMENTING REVISED STRUCTURE OF JUDICIAL BRANCH
218
General Topics
219
II PRIORITY OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS
224
III APPARENT GRANTS OF LEGISLATIVE POWER
226
IV INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
229
Notes
237
Bibliographical Essay
239
Table of Cases
247
Index
269
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