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Author Bowers, Michael Wayne, commentator

Title The Nevada State Constitution / Michael W. Bowers ; foreword by Frankie Sue del Papa
Edition Second edition
Published 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 Nevada State Constitution; Series Page; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments (Second Edition); Introduction; PART one The History of the Nevada Constitution; Before Statehood; Nevada Territory; The Failed 1863 Constitution; Nevada's Constitution; Conclusion; PART two The Nevada Constitution and Commentary; Preliminary Action; Ordinance; Preamble; Article 1 Declaration of Rights; Section 1. Inalienable Rights.; Sec. 2. Purpose of government; paramount allegiance to United States.; Sec. 3. Trial by jury; waiver in civil cases
Qualifications of elector qualifications of nonelector to vote for President and Vice President of the United States.; Sec. 2. When residence not gained or lost.; Sec. 3. Armed forces personnel.; Sec. 4. Privilege of qualified electors on general election day.; Sec. 5. Voting by ballot; voting in elections by legislature.; Sec. 6. Registration of electors; test of electoral qualifications.; Sec. 7. Poll tax: Levy and purpose.; Sec. 8. Qualifications of voters on adoption or rejection of constitution.; Sec. 9. Recall of public officers: Procedures and limitations
Sec. 10. Limitation on contributions to campaign.Article 3 Distribution of Powers; Section 1. Three separate departments; separation of powers; legislative review of administrative regulations.; Article 4 Legislative Department; Section 1. Legislative power vested in senate and assembly.; Sec. 2. Biennial sessions of legislature: Commencement; limitation on duration; void actions; submission of proposed executive budget.; Sec. 2A. Special sessions of Legislature: Procedure for convening; precedence; limitations on business and duration; void actions
Sec. 13. Representation apportioned according to population.Sec. 14. Exemption of property from execution; imprisonment for debt.; Sec. 15. Bill of attainder; ex post facto law; obligation of contract.; Sec. 16. Rights of foreigners.; Sec. 17. Slavery and involuntary servitude prohibited.; Sec. 18. Unreasonable seizure and search; issuance of warrants.; Sec. 19. Treason.; Sec. 20. Rights retained by people.; Sec. 21. Limitation on recognition of marriage.; Sec. 22. Eminent domain proceedings: Restrictions and requirements.; Article 2 Right of Suffrage; Section 1. Right to vote
Sec. 4. Liberty of conscience.Sec. 5. Suspension of Habeas Corpus.; Sec. 6. Excessive bails and fines; cruel or unusual punishments; detention of witnesses.; Sec. 7. Bail; exception for capital offenses and certain murders.; Sec. 8. Rights of accused in criminal prosecutions; jeopardy; rights of victims of crime; due process of law; eminent domain.; Sec. 9. Liberty of speech and the press.; Sec. 10. Right to assemble and to petition.; Sec. 11. Right to keep and bear arms; civil power supreme.; Sec. 12. Quartering soldier in private house
Summary In this newly revised work, Michael Bowers presents an historical overview of constitutional development in the state of Nevada. 'The Nevada State Constitution' provides a comprehensive section-by-section analysis of the state constitution. In addition, a thorough bibliographic essay notes the seminal works relating to the constitution, and a list of cases enumerates the landmark federal and state court decisions interpreting the state's constitution and the more than one hundred amendments to it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Constitutional law -- Nevada.
Constitutions -- Nevada.
Form Electronic book
Author Nevada. Constitution.
ISBN 0199383812 (electronic bk.)
9780199383818 (electronic bk.)