The Wyoming State Constitution (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199917563

Robert B. Keiter
416 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2017
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In The Wyoming State Constitution, Robert B. Keiter provides a comprehensive guide to Wyoming's colorful constitutional history. Featuring an outstanding analysis of the state's governing charter, the book includes an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing important changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, which includes a list of cases, index, and bibliography, makes this guide indispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Wyoming's constitution. The second edition contains an up-to-date analysis of the Wyoming Supreme Court's constitutional decisions, new state constitutional amendments and Supreme Court decisions since 1992. Also included is new material explaining how the Wyoming Supreme Court goes about interpreting the state constitution. 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 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.


Series Foreword by G. Alan Tarr
Foreword by Michael Golden
Preface to the Second Edition
part one: The History of the Wyoming Constitution
part two: The Wyoming Constitution and Commentary
Article I: Declaration of Rights
Article II: Distribution of Powers
Article III: Legislative Department
Article IV: Executive Department
Article V: Judicial Department
Article VI: Suffrage and Elections
Article VII: Education
State Institutions
Promotion of Health and Morals
Public Buildings
Article VIII: Irrigation and Water Rights
Article IX: Mines and Mining
Article X: Corporations
Article XI: Boundaries
Article XII: County Organization
Article XIII: Municipal Corporations
Article XIV: Public Officers
Article XV: Taxation and Revenue
Article XVI: Public Indebtedness
Article XVII: State Militia
Article XVIII: Public Lands and Donations
Article XIX: Miscellaneous
Article XX: Amendments
Article XXI: Schedule
Bibliographical Essay
Table of Cases
About the Author

About the author: 

Robert B. Keiter is the Wallace Stegner Professor of Law, a University Distinguished Professor, and the Director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

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