The Kansas State Constitution

Hardcover | May 2, 2011

byFrancis H. Heller

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Formally, Kansas still operates under a constitution dating from 1959. However, its present day basic law differs importantly from the original text. In The Kansas State Constitution, Francis H. Heller offers an unprecedented explanation of Kansas's experience with "incremental revision." In The Kansas State Constitution, Francis H. Heller carefully traces the history and development of the Kansas state constitution. Heller includes the constitutional text in its entirety and offers accompanying descriptions of specific constitutional provisions. These descriptions provide readerswith important information about the origins each provision, as well as ways in which the courts and other governmental bodies have interpreted them. A bibliographical essay describing the most important sources of the constitutional history and constitutional law of Kansas, making this anindispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Kansas'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 researchacross the series. This title, as with 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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Formally, Kansas still operates under a constitution dating from 1959. However, its present day basic law differs importantly from the original text. In The Kansas State Constitution, Francis H. Heller offers an unprecedented explanation of Kansas's experience with "incremental revision." In The Kansas State Constitution, Francis H. He...

Francis H. Heller is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science at the University of Kansas.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 6.38 × 9.61 × 0.63 inPublished:May 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019977899X

ISBN - 13:9780199778997

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G. Alan Tarr: Series ForewordSenator Nancy Landon Kassebaum: ForewordThe Constitutional History of KansasFirst Efforts to Write a ConstitutionThe Wyandotte ConstitutionSources of the Wyandotte ConstitutionLast Steps on the Road to StatehoodAdapting the ConstitutionThe Political Climate of the New StateCorrecting Errors: The First Two AmendmentsSuffrage and ElectionsThe Executive BranchThe Legislative BranchThe Judicial BranchLocal GovernmentCivil Liberties and Civil RightsProhibitionTaxationCorporationsHighways and Public WorksWelfareLaborSummary ObservationsWholesale Revision by the Incremental MethodPost-1974 AmendmentsThe Kansas Constitution and CommentaryArticlesExecutiveLegislativeJudiciaryElectionsSuffrageEducationPublic Institutions and WelfareMilitiaCounty and Township OrganizationApportionment of the LegislatureFinance and TaxationCorporationsBanksConstitutional Amendment and RevisionMiscellaneousIndex