The Delaware State Constitution

Hardcover | April 29, 2011

byRandy Holland

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The Delaware state constitution is the first state constitution drafted by a convention composed of popularly elected representatives, and it is rich with history and tradition. The Delaware Bill of Rights has remained almost exactly the same since 1792, and it has enacted specific provisionswhereby its three branches of government operate differently from the federal system.The Delaware State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's basic governing charter. In it, Judge Randy Holland begins with an overview of Delaware's constitutional history. He then provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entireconstitution, detailing important changes that have been made over the years. Justice Holland's learned treatment, along with the list of cases, index, and bibliography, makes this guide indispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Delaware's constitution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series. This title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join thedynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States.The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important new 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 Delaware state constitution is the first state constitution drafted by a convention composed of popularly elected representatives, and it is rich with history and tradition. The Delaware Bill of Rights has remained almost exactly the same since 1792, and it has enacted specific provisionswhereby its three branches of government op...

Randy J. Holland ANDY became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware in 1996 and is currently serving a second twelve-year term. Justice Holland is President of the American Inns of Court Foundation, a Trustee of the American Judicature Society, a member of the American Law Institute, and chair of the Advisory Committee to the AJS...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 6.38 × 9.61 × 0.94 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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G. Alan Tarr: Series ForewardE. Norman Veasey: ForewardIntroductionPart I: The Constitutional History of DelawarePart II: Delaware Constitution and CommentaryPreambleArticle I: Bill Of RightsArticle II: LegislatureArticle III: ExecutiveArticle IV: JudiciaryArticle V: ElectionsArticle VI: Impeachment And TreasonArticle VII: PardonsArticle VIII: Revenue And TaxationArticle IX: CorporationsArticle X: EducationArticle XI: AgricultureArticle XII: Health (Repealed)Article XIII: Local OptionArticle XIV: Oath Of OfficeArticle XV: MiscellaneousArticle XVI: Amendments And ConventionsArticle XVII: Continuity Of Governmental OperationsScheduleNotesBibliographyTable of CasesIndex