The Georgia State Constitution

Hardcover | May 2, 2011

byMelvin B. Hill

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In The Georgia State Constitution, Melvin Hill Jr. offers a detailed description of the creation and development of Georgia's constitution. He explains how political and cultural events, from colonial times, through the Civil War, to the present, have affected Georgia's constitutional law.Accompanying the full text of the constitution is Hill's rich commentary of the constitutional provisions. He traces their origins and interpretation by the courts and other governmental bodies. This volume also provides a bibliographical essay which features the most important sources of Georgia'sconstitutional history and constitutional law. 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, aswith all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic 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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In The Georgia State Constitution, Melvin Hill Jr. offers a detailed description of the creation and development of Georgia's constitution. He explains how political and cultural events, from colonial times, through the Civil War, to the present, have affected Georgia's constitutional law.Accompanying the full text of the constitution...

Melvin B. Hill is the Robert G. Stephens, Jr. Senior Fellow in Law and Government Emeritus in the Institute of Higher Education of the University of Georgia, and served as the editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement..

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 6.38 × 9.61 × 0.94 inPublished:May 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199779007

ISBN - 13:9780199779000

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R. Perry Sentell, Jr.: ForewordG. Alan Tarr: Series ForewordAcknowledgmentsThe Constitutional History of GeorgiaEarly Government in GeorgiaThe Constitution of 1777The Constitution of 1789The Constitution of 1798The Constitution of 1861The Constitution of 1865The Constitution of 1868The Constitution of 1877Developments from 1877 to 1945The Constitution of 1945The Constitution of 1976The Constitution of 1983Constitutional AmendmentsConclusionNotesGeorgia Constitution and CommentaryPreambleArticle I: Bill of RightsArticle II: Voting and ElectionsArticle III: Legislative BranchArticle IV: Constitutional Boards and CommissionsArticle V: Executive BranchArticle VI: Judicial BranchArticle VII: Taxation and FinanceArticle VIII: EducationArticle IX: Counties and Municipal CorporationsArticle X: Amendments to the ConstitutionArticle XI: Miscellaneous ProvisionsBibliographic EssayLocal Constitutional Amendments in Force and Effect as of July 1, 1993Table of CasesIndex