The New Jersey State Constitution: A Reference Guide

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1990 - 168 pages


Williams launches our new series with this guide to the state constitution of New Jersey. His volume treats New Jersey's constitutional development since statehood. covering the constitutions of 1776, 1844, up to and including the current constitution written in 1947. Through this in-depth study, Williams is able to provide important insight into the broader issues of New Jersey's political, economic, and social growth. The book's first part traces the constitution's development since statehood, and a second part is a thorough section-by-section analysis of the current constitution. a useful purchase for libraries that specialize in constitutional matters or that want a reference source on their state. Library Journal

Robert F. Williams launches our new series Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States with this guide to the New Jersey State Constitution. The New Jersey Constitution is strictly a basic constitutional document, not a code of laws. It remains unblemished and envied. State constitutions have been referred to as `mine(s) of instruction for the natural history of democratic communities.' This in-depth study of New Jersey's constitutional development provides an important insight into the broader issues of New Jersey's political, economic, and social growth. In Part I Williams traces the constitutional development from statehood in 1776 followed by a thorough analysis of the current constitution in Part II.

With forewords by G. Alan Tarr and former New Jersey Governor and Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes, Williams' The New Jersey State Constitution: A Reference Guide covers the historical development of the constitutions of 1776, 1844, the Constitutional Commission of 1873, and the current constitution written in 1947. The volume then provides a section-by-section analysis of the present day constitution.

 

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In this book, the first in the publisher's "Reference Guides to State Constitutions of the United States'' series, Williams (law, Rutgers Univ.) examines the 1947 New Jersey Constitution, in use in ... Read full review

Contents

PART I THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY
1
PART II NEW JERSEY CONSTITUTION AND COMMENTARY
25
Notes to Part II
137
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
141
TABLE OF CASES
147
INDEX
159
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ROBERT F. WILLIAMS is Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. He is the editor of State Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials, the first law and political science coursebook on the subject. In addition, he has written, lectured, and practiced widely in the area of state constitutional law.

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