The Connecticut State Constitution

Hardcover | May 22, 2012

byWesley W. Horton

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The Connecticut State Constitution is the only comprehensive analysis of the Connecticut Constitution and its individual provisions. In it, Wesley W. Horton presents a comprehensive overview of Connecticut's constitutional historical development from 1635 to the present - spanning 375 years ofconstitutional history - and discusses cases of particular importance. Also included are a bibliographical essay, table of cases, tables relating to constitutional conventions and amendments, and a general index, offering significant sources for further study.The Connecticut Supreme Court has been a leader in developing state constitutional precedents independent of the precedents of the United States Supreme Court, such as in recent gay marriage and de facto school segregation cases. This book elaborates in detail on the rich Connecticut historyconcerning these and similar topics, often involving equal protection, due process or criminal procedure.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 historicaloverview 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 completeset, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

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The Connecticut State Constitution is the only comprehensive analysis of the Connecticut Constitution and its individual provisions. In it, Wesley W. Horton presents a comprehensive overview of Connecticut's constitutional historical development from 1635 to the present - spanning 375 years ofconstitutional history - and discusses case...

Wesley W. Horton is Partner at Horton, Shields and Knox, P.C. Mr. Horton began his law career as the law clerk to Chief Justice House of the Connecticut Supreme Court (1970 to 1971). and is one of the premier appellate lawyers in the state of Connecticut. Mr. Horton also serves as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's 52-member P...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199890749

ISBN - 13:9780199890743

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G. Alan Tarr: Series ForewordChief Justice Ellen Ash Peters: Foreword to the Second EditionNote on Legal CitationsIntroductionPart One: The History of the Connecticut State ConstitutionPart Two: The Connecticut Constitution and CommentaryArticle I: Declaration of RightsArticle II: Of the Distribution of PowersArticle III: Of the Legislative DepartmentArticle IV: Of the Executive DepartmentArticle V: Of the Judicial DepartmentArticle VI: Of the Qualification of ElectorsArticle VII: Of ReligionArtilce VIII: Of EducationArticle IX: Of ImpeachmentsArticle X: Of Home RuleArticle XI: General ProvisionsArticle XII: Of Amendments to the ConstitutionArticle XIII: Of Constitutional ConventionsArticle XIV: Of the Effective Date of this ConstitutionBibliographical EssayTable of CasesIndexAbout the Author