The Rhode Island State Constitution: A Reference Guide

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - 333 Seiten

The historical evolution of the Rhode Island Constitution is outlined in this comprehensive volume. Each section of the Rhode Island Consitiution is analyzed completely. The authors also offer a detalied historigraphical essay as a guide to further research and study. Any student and practitioner of Rhode Island constitutional development will understand the importance of such a thorough study.

Unlike any other reference guides, the unique historical analysis of the constitution bridges the gap between past, present, and future law. From the Royal Charter of 1663, through the Constitution of 1986, Flanders and Conley navigate through the law to paint an extensive picture of Rhode Island's interesting history.

 

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THE RHODE ISLAND CONSTITUTION AND COMMENTARY
45
Declaration of Certain Constitutional Rights and Principles
49
Of Suffrage
121
Of Qualification for Office
129
Of Elections and Campaign Finance
141
Of the Distribution of Powers
151
Of the Legislative Power
161
Of the House of Representatives
205
Of the Judicial Power
235
Of Impeachments
251
Of Education
255
Home Rule for Cities and Towns
261
Constitutional Amendments and Revisions
273
General Transition
277
Bibliographical Essay
279
Table of Cases
309

Of the Senate
211
Of the Executive Power
219

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Über den Autor (2007)

Patrick T. Conley was Professor of History and Constitutional Law at Providence College for thirty years. He is an attorney in Rhode Island and has handled more than forty Supreme Court appeals since 1979. Conley was a research advisor to the Constitutional Convention and was a draftsman and sponsor of present Article XIV and Article IV, Section 9. He holds a doctorate in History from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Suffolk University.

Robert G. Flanders, Jr. is a former Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, where he served for eight years before returning to the private practice of law in 2004. He is a partner in the Providence-based law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Brown University, where he teaches Constitutional Law, and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University, where he teaches courses on the Judicial Process. Judge Flanders is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University.

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