The Texas State Constitution

Author: Janice C. May
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199878123
Size: 14.20 MB
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The Texas State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the states 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 the many 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 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 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 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 historical overview of the states 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 complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

The Texas Constitution In State And Nation

Author: Charles W. Rhodes
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub.
ISBN: 1600422152
Size: 13.18 MB
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A "competent and effective lawyer," according to the Conference of Chief Justices, must understand "both the federal Constitution and state constitutional law." The Texas Constitution in State and Nation: Comparative State Constitutional Law in the Federal System is designed to provide that understanding. Its melding of edited cases and extensive commentary on comparative constitutionalism creates not only an ideal primary or supplemental text for Texas law school or graduate courses on state constitutional law and government, but also a useful resource for Texas practitioners and judges. This book initially outlines the development of state constitutions in Texas and other states, describes the interrelationship of state and federal constitutionalism, and details federal influences on state constitutional law. It then proceeds to examine state judicial power, unique and dually protected state constitutional individual rights, separation of powers principles under state constitutions, and the roles of the state legislative and executive branches of government. The introductory materials in each chapter and the notes accompanying the edited cases integrate doctrine, practice, and theory, highlighting additional Texas authorities, comparative decisions from other states, and relevant legal theory from judges, practitioners, and scholars. The resulting combination of traditional casebook materials and perceptive commentary is both a valuable reference work and a dynamic teaching tool. Charles W. "Rocky" Rhodes is the Vinson & Elkins Research Professor and Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law in Houston. He has coauthored two other books on constitutional law and authored more than twenty journal articles and book chapters on a variety of constitutional and procedural issues. Before joining academia, he served as a briefing attorney for Justice Raul Gonzalez and a staff attorney for Justice Greg Abbott at the Supreme Court of Texas, practiced in the appellate section of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (now Locke Lord LLP), and obtained his board certification in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude while on a National Merit Scholarship at Baylor University before enrolling at Baylor Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review and valedictorian of his graduating law school class. During his career, he has participated as an attorney or an expert consultant in numerous proceedings addressing state constitutional issues.

The Texas State Constitution

Author: Janice C. May
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199779345
Size: 14.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 the many 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. 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 historical overview 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 complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents"--