The Texas State Constitution

Hardcover | April 29, 2011

byJanice C. May

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The Texas State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of Texas' constitutional history, this volume provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing themany significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of Texas' constitution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title hasbeen 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 the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentarieson the State Constitutions of the United States.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 Texas State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of Texas' constitutional history, this volume provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing themany significant changes that have been made si...

Janice C. May is an Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:508 pages, 6.38 × 9.61 × 1.38 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199779341

ISBN - 13:9780199779345

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Table of Contents

G. Alan Tarr: Series ForewordThomas R. Phillips: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: The Constitutional History of TexasPart II: The Texas Constitution and CommentaryPreambleArticle I. Bill Of RightsArticle II. The Powers Of GovernmentArticle III. Legislative DepartmentArticle IV. Executive DepartmentArticle V. Judicial DepartmentArticle VI. SuffrageArticle VII. EducationArticle VIII. Taxation And RevenueArticle IX. CountiesArticle X. RailroadsArticle XI. Municipal CorporationsArticle XII. Private CorporationsArticle XIII. Spanish And Mexican Land TitlesArticle XIV. Public Lands And Land OfficeArticle XV. ImpeachmentArticle XVI. General ProvisionsArticle XVII. Mode Of Amending The Constitution Of This StateNotes to Part IIBibliographical EssayTable of CasesIndex