Understanding the Arizona Constitution

ISBN-10: 0816529442

ISBN-13: 9780816529445

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Toni McClory

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
The Arizona Constitution
The Importance of State Constitutions
The Hierarchy of Laws
The Many Sources of Arizona Law
Resolving Conflicts between Laws
Amending the Arizona Constitution
Online Resources
Origins of the Arizona Constitution
Arizona's First Governments
The Pre-territorial Period
The Territorial Period: 1863 to 1912
The Push for Statehood
Federal Opposition
The Enabling Act of 1910
The Framers of the Arizona Constitution
The Constitution of 1910
The Taft Veto and Its Aftermath
Online Resources
The Legislative Branch
Structure of the Legislature
Legislative Elections
Arizona's Citizen Legislature
Organization of the Legislature
Responsibilities of the Legislature
The Lawmaking Process
Fiscal Powers
Government Oversight Powers
Other Legislative Powers
Online Resources
Direct Democracy
The Theory of Direct Democracy
How the Procedures Work
The Initiative
The Referendum
Online Resources
The Executive Branch
Executive-Branch Structure
A "Plural" Executive Branch
Elected Officials
The Governor's Powers
Administrative Powers
Lawmaking Powers
Judicial Powers
Informal Powers
Other Elected Officials
The Secretary of State
The Attorney General
The State Treasurer
The Superintendent of Public Instruction
The State Mine Inspector
Arizona Corporation Commissioners
Online Resources
The Judicial Branch
The Power of the Judicial Branch
How Judges Make Law and Public Policy
Judicial Review
The Court System
Arizona's Major Courts
The Relationship between State and Federal Courts
How Judges Are Chosen, Retained, and Removed
Judicial Selection and Retention before Merit Selection
Removing Judges
Judicial Procedures
A Typical Felony Case
A Typical Tort Case
Online Resources
Local Government
Why We Have Local Governments
What Counties Do
How Counties Are Governed
The Problem of County Governance
Cities and Towns
What Cities and Towns Do
How Cities and Towns Are Governed
District Governments
School Districts
Community College Districts
Special Taxing Districts
Online Resources
Appendix: Taft's Veto of Arizona Statehood
Figure Credits
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