The California State Constitution: A Reference Guide

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - Law - 372 pages

California's Constitution has been one of the most influential state constitutions historically and has been amended and interpreted in many different ways. This definitive and easy-to-use reference by a former justice of California's Supreme Court and two colleagues at Hastings College of Law should be a standard guide for lawyers, students, scholars, and for the citizenry to use in considering how to vote on ballot questions.

The volume opens with an overview of the development of the constitution since the early days and then provides an article-by-article and section-by-section analysis and full text of this body of law under which the state is governed. A selected bibliography, a table of cases, and a full index make this invaluable reference useful to a broad interdisciplinary audience for varied use.

 

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Contents

THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
1
THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION AND COMMENTARY
35
NOTES TO PART II
331
BIBLIOGRAPHY
337
TABLE OF CASES
343
INDEX
361
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JOSEPH R. GRODIN, former Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, and Professor of Law, Hastings College of Law, University of California, is also the author of In Pursuit of Justice (1989), among many other works dealing with state constitutional practice.

CALVIN R. MASSEY, Associate Professor of Law, Hastings College of Law, teaches state constitutional law and American constitutional history and has written at length on constitutional issues.

RICHARD B. CUNNINGHAM, Professor of Law, Hastings College of Law, is a former attorney with the federal Office of Chief Engineers and has written at length on regulations dealing with resources and environmental matters.

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