The Utah State Constitution

Hardcover | April 29, 2011

byJean Bickmore White

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In The Utah State Constitution, Jean Bickmore White offers a comprehensive review of the unique historical background and the 100-year development of the Utah State Constitution. First drafted in 1896, at the beginning of Utah's statehood, the original constitution survived until the early1970s with little change. Since that time there has been a wave of constitutional reform that has produced change in virtually every article. This reference guide shows these changes section-by-section and explores their purpose and meaning. This book will be of interest to readers seekinginformation about the law, politics, and history of Utah. 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 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 Utah State Constitution, Jean Bickmore White offers a comprehensive review of the unique historical background and the 100-year development of the Utah State Constitution. First drafted in 1896, at the beginning of Utah's statehood, the original constitution survived until the early1970s with little change. Since that time there...

Jean Bickmore White (1924-2009) was Emerita Professor of Political Science at Weber State University. She was the author of Charter for Statehood: The Story of Utah's State Constitution (University of Utah Press) and several articles on Utah's Constitution, government, and politics.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 6.38 × 9.61 × 0.83 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199779287

ISBN - 13:9780199779284

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G. Alan Tarr: Series ForewordGovernor Michael O. Leavitt: ForewordAcknowledgmentsPart I: The Constitutional History of UtahPart II: The Utah Constitution and CommentaryArticle I: Declaration Of RightsArticle II: State BoundariesArticle III: OrdinanceArticle IV: Elections And Right Of SuffrageArticle V: Distribution Of PowersArticle VI: Legislative DepartmentArticle VII: Executive DepartmentArticle VIII: Judicial DepartmentArticle IX: Congressional And Legislative ApportionmentArticle X: EducationArticle XI: Counties, Cities, And TownsArticle XII: CorporationsArticle XIII: Revenue And TaxationArticle XIV: Public DebtArticle XV: MilitiaArticle XVI: LaborArticle XVII: Water RightsArticle XVIII: ForestryArticle XIX: Public Buildings And State InstitutionsArticle XX: Public LandsArticle XXI: Salaries. RepealedArticle XXII: MiscellaneousArticle XXIII: Amendment And RevisionArticle XXIV: ScheduleBibliographical EssayTable of CasesIndex