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Author Dinan, John, author

Title The Virginia State Constitution / John Dinan
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Series The Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States
Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States.
Contents Cover; The Virginia State Constitution; Series Page; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; PART one The History of the Virginia Constitution; The Convention of 1776; The Convention of 1829-30; The Convention of 1850-51; The Convention of 1861; The Convention of 1864; The Convention of 1867-68; The Convention of 1901-02; The Constitutional Revision of 1928; The Limited Convention of 1945; The Limited Convention of 1956; The Constitutional Revision of 1971; PART two The Virginia Constitution and Commentary; Article I Bill of Rights
Section 1 Equality and Rights of MenSection 2 People the Source of Power; Section 3 Government Instituted for Common Benefit; Section 4 No Exclusive Emoluments or Privileges; Offices not to be Hereditary; Section 5 Separation of Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Departments; Periodical Elections; Section 6 Free Elections; Consent of Governed; Section 7 Laws Should not be Suspended; Section 8 Criminal Prosecutions; Section 8-A Rights of Victims of Crime; Section 9 Prohibition of Excessive Bail and Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Suspension of Habeas Corpus, Bills of Attainde
Section 10 General Warrants of Search or Seizure ProhibitedSection 11 Due Process of Law; Obligation of Contracts; Taking or Damaging of Private Property; Prohibited Discrimination; Jury; Section 12 Freedom of Speech and of the Press; Right Peaceably to Assemble, and to Petition; Section 13 Militia; Standing Armies; Military Subordinate to Civil Power; Section 14 Government Should be Uniform; Section 15 Qualities Necessary to Preservation of Free Government; Section 15-A Marriage; Section 16 Free Exercise of Religion; No Establishment of Religion
Section 17 Construction of the Bill of RightsArticle II Franchise and Officers; Section 1 Qualifications of Voters; Section 2 Registration of Voters; Section 3 Method of Voting; Section 4 Powers and Duties of General Assembly; Section 5 Qualifications to hold Elective Office; Section 6 Apportionment; Section 7 Oath or Affirmation; Section 8 Electoral Boards; Registrars and Officers of Election; Section 9 Privileges of Voters During Election; Article III Division of Powers; Section 1 Departments to be Distinct; Article IV Legislature; Section 1 Legislative Power; Section 2 Senate
Section 3 House of DelegatesSection 4 Qualifications of Senators and Delegates; Section 5 Compensation; Election to Civil Office of Profit; Section 6 Legislative Sessions; Section 7 Organization of General Assembly; Section 8 Quorum; Section 9 Immunity of Legislators; Section 10 Journal of Proceedings; Section 11 Enactment of Laws; Section 12 Form of Laws; Section 13 Effective Date of Laws; Section 14 Powers of General Assembly; Limitations; Section 15 General Laws; Section 16 Appropriations to Religious or Charitable Bodies; Section 17 Impeachment; Section 18 Auditor of Public Accounts
Summary The Virginia State Constitution examines constitutional amendments, court decisions, attorney general opinions, and legislative deliberations bearing on the development and interpretation of the Virginia Constitution. The book contains a detailed history of the Virginia Constitution, with particular attention to key moments in the state's constitutional development, from the 1776 Constitution through the current 1971 Constitution. The book also includes a provision-by-provision commentary on the evolution and meaning of each section of the Virginia Constitution. The second edition brings this
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Constitutional law -- Virginia.
Constitutions -- Virginia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199355738 (electronic bk.)
1306463718 (electronic bk.)
9780199355730 (electronic bk.)
9781306463713 (electronic bk.)