The Louisiana State Constitution: A Reference Guide, Volume 37

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1991 - Law - 241 pages
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The current Louisiana State Constitution, drafted in 1974, is the result of successive amendments and revisions to ten previous constitutions, and is among the most lengthy and detailed of all state constitutions. Lee Hargrave's reference guide begins with a brief history of the constitution from its 1812 origins when French and Spanish elitist interests dictated most provisions, through the many changes necessitated by an influx of richly diverse immigrants. The current constitution is the primary focus of the book and is then presented in its entirety.

The accompanying historical material and supplementary comments on the 1974 constitution, as well as the bibliography, are purposely abbreviated in order to place the major emphasis on the document itself. A complete table of cases with citations and a full subject index provide further information. This volume is a valuable addition to the series on state constitutions issued by Greenwood Press.

 

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Contents

CONSTITUTION OF 1974 AND COMMENTARY
20
NOTES
216
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
218
TABLE OF CASES
222
INDEX
229
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LEE HARGRAVE is Wex S. Malone Professor of Law at Louisiana State University. He has co-authored Louisiana Matrimonial Regimes, and authored Cases and Materials on Louisiana Criminal Law. Several of his articles have appeared in the Louisiana Law Review.

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