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Author Elison, Larry M.

Title The Montana state constitution / Larry M. Elison and Fritz Snyder ; foreword by Marc Racicot.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages).
Series The Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States
Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-242) and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Series Foreword; Foreword; Preface; PART ONE: The History of the Montana Constitution; PART TWO: The Montana Constitution and Commentary; Preamble; Article I: Compact with the United States; Article II: Declaration of Rights; Section 1. Popular Sovereignty; Section 2. Self-Government; Section 3. Inalienable Rights; Section 4. Individual Dignity; Section 5. Freedom of Religion; Section 6. Freedom of Assembly; Section 7. Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Press; Section 8. Right of Participation; Section 9. Right to Know; Section 10. Right of Privacy.
Section 11. Searches and SeizuresSection 12. Right to Bear Arms; Section 13. Right of Suffrage; Section 14. Adult Rights; Section 15. Rights of Persons Not Adults; Section 16. The Administration of Justice; Section 17. Due Process of Law; Section 18. State Subject to Suit; Section 19. Habeas Corpus; Section 20. Initiation of Proceedings; Section 21. Bail; Section 22. Excessive Sanctions; Section 23. Detention; Section 24. Rights of the Accused; Section 25. Self-Incrimination and Double Jeopardy; Section 26. Trial by Jury; Section 27. Imprisonment for Debt.
Section 28. Criminal Justice Policy-Rights of the ConvictedSection 29. Eminent Domain; Section 30. Treason and Descent of Estates; Section 31. Ex Post Facto, Obligation of Contracts, and Irrevocable Privileges; Section 32. Civilian Control of the Military; Section 33. Importation of Armed Persons; Section 34. Unenumerated Rights; Section 35. Servicemen, Servicewomen, and Veterans; Article III: General Government; Section 1. Separation of Powers; Section 2. Continuity of Government; Section 3. Oath of Office; Section 4. Initiative; Section 5. Referendum; Section 6. Elections.
Section 7. Number of ElectorsSection 8. Prohibition; Section 9. Gambling; Article IV: Suffrage and Elections; Section 1. Ballot; Section 2. Qualified Elector; Section 3. Elections; Section 4. Eligibility for Public Office; Section 5. Result of Elections; Section 6. Privilege from Arrest; Section 7. Ballot Issues-Challenges-Elections; Section 8. Limitation on Terms of Office; Article V: The Legislature; Section 1. Power and Structure; Section 2. Size; Section 3. Election and Terms; Section 4. Qualifications; Section 5. Compensation; Section 6. Sessions; Section 7. Vacancies.
Section 8. ImmunitySection 9. Disqualification; Section 10. Organization and Procedure; Section 11. Bills; Section 12. Local and Special Legislation; Section 13. Impeachment; Section 14. Districting and Apportionment; Article VI: The Executive; Section 1. Officer; Section 2. Election; Section 3. Qualifications; Section 4. Duties; Section 5. Compensation; Section 6. Vacancy in Office; Section 7. 20 Departments; Section 8. Appointing Power; Section 9. Budget and Messages; Section 10. Veto Power; Section 11. Special Session; Section 12. Pardons; Section 13. Militia; Section 14. Succession.
Section 15. Information for Governor.
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Summary Montana's state constitution was created during the early 1970s. Progressive, innovative and pragmatic, it combines a strong concern for individual rights, personal liberty, and individual dignity while seeking to keep government open and responsive to the will of the people of Montana. It also stresses rights to a clean and healthful environment. The Montana State Constitution is the first reference guide to offer an in-depth analysis of the state's constitutional history. In it, Larry Elison and Fritz Snyder provide the text of the constitution, its meaning, and its legal interpretations. It.
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Subject Constitutions -- Montana.
Constitutional law -- Montana.
Constitutional history -- Montana.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Snyder, Fritz.
Montana. Constitution (1972)
Other Form: Print version: Elison, Larry M. Montana state constitution 9780199778812 (DLC) 2011001553 (OCoLC)693810827
ISBN 9780199877805 (electronic bk.)
0199877807 (electronic bk.)
1306267242 (ebk)
9781306267243 (ebk)