The South Dakota State Constitution

Hardcover | April 25, 2014

byPatrick M. Garry

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South Dakota was the first state in the nation's history to adopt the Initiative and Referendum, making it permissible for the people to initiate a constitutional amendment, on a statewide level in 1898. While it continues to be a controversial procedure, Patrick Garry discusses this in-depthwhile providing the only definitive reference resource on the South Dakota Constitution, including all significant court decisions interpreting each Section.The South Dakota Constitution features the rich history and development of constitutionalism in the state. It provides the complete text of the state's current constitution, with each section accompanied by commentary that explains the provision and traces its origins and its interpretation by thecourts and by other governmental bodies. Offering in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, it shows the many significant changes within the state of South Dakota that have been made since the constitution's initial drafting. The book concludes with a bibliography, a table ofcases cited in the volume, and a topical index making this volume a highly detailed historical companion for students, scholars, practitioners, and all readers interested in state constitutional issues and the history of South Dakota's statehood.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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South Dakota was the first state in the nation's history to adopt the Initiative and Referendum, making it permissible for the people to initiate a constitutional amendment, on a statewide level in 1898. While it continues to be a controversial procedure, Patrick Garry discusses this in-depthwhile providing the only definitive referenc...

Patrick Garry is a Professor of Law at the University of South Dakota School of Law, with a Ph.D. in Constitutional History. He has written twelve books in the areas of law, history, politics and religion. Those books have received numerous awards and have been featured in hundreds of media interviews, academic conferences, and book r...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199926670

ISBN - 13:9780199926671

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Part one: The History of the South Dakota ConstitutionPart two: The South Dakota Constitution and CommentaryArticle I: Name and BoundaryArticle II: LegislativeArticle III: ExecutiveArticle IV: Executive DepartmentArticle V: Judicial DepartmentArticle VI: Bill of RightsArticle VII: Elections and Rights of SuffrageArticle VIII: Education and School LandsArticle IX: Local GovernmentArticle X: Municipal Corporations [Repealed]Article XI: Revenue and FinanceArticle XII: Public Accounts and ExpendituresArticle XIII: Public IndebtednessArticle XIV: State InstitutionsArticle XV: MilitiaArticle XVI: Impeachment and Removal from OfficeArticle XVII: CorporationsArticle XVIII: Banking and CurrencyArticle XIX: Congressional and Legislative ApportionmentArticle XX: Seat of GovernmentArticle XXI: MiscellaneousArticle XXII: Compact with the United StatesArticle XXIII: Amendments and Revisions of the ConstitutionArticle XXIV: Prohibition [Repealed]Article XXV: Minority Representation [Rejected]Article XXVI: Schedule and OrdinanceArticle XXVII: State Control of Manufacture and Sale of :Liquor [Repealed]Article XXVIII: County Investment of Permanent School and Endowment FundsArticle XXIX: State Elevators, Warehouses, Flouring Mills and Packing HousesTable of CasesIndexAbout the Author