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Understanding State Constitutions

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ISBN-10: 0691070660

ISBN-13: 9780691070667

Edition: 1998

Authors: G. Alan Tarr

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For many Americans, the word "constitution" means just one thing: the national Constitution. According to a recent survey, almost half do not know that individual states also have constitutions. Scholars have also paid little attention to state constitutions, favoring the apparently more dynamic and significant federal scene. G. Alan Tarr seeks to change that in this landmark book. A leading authority on state legal issues, he combines history, law, and political science to present a thorough and long-needed account of the distinct and important role of state constitutions in American life. Tarr shows that state constitutional politics are dominated by three crucial issues with little…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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