The Wisconsin State Constitution

The Wisconsin State Constitution

by Steve Miller, Jack Stark

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The Wisconsin State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of Wisconsin's constitutional history, it provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of Wisconsin's constitution. The second edition adds commentary on significant Wisconsin Supreme Court cases and a few appellate court cases decided after 1995 through 2018. It also adds several resources to the bibliography and covers 23 years of history including several new constitutional amendments. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States.

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 Lawrence Friedman of New England Law School | Boson, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190927738
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2019
Series: Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 498 KB

About the Author

Jack Stark is Assistant Chief Counsel in the Legislative Reference Bureau for the State of Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and articles, among which is The Uniformity Clause of the Wisconsin Constitution (Marquette Law Review).

Steve Miller has served state legislatures for 35 years. He was chief of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, an agency whose staff drafts all bills and resolutions for the legislature, revises the Wisconsin statutes, maintains the legislative library, and researches legislative issues. Miller also served as general counsel to the Mississippi legislature's audit committee ("PEER Committee") and managed the Mississippi redistricting office, and worked as a legislative drafter. He has written about administrative law, redistricting, and program evaluation. He is a graduate of Ball State University and holds both a master's degree in business administration and a law degree from the University of Mississippi. Miller is a former staff chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Lawrence Friedman
Foreword by Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson

Part one: The History of the Wisconsin Constitution

Part two: The Wisconsin Constitution and Commentary

Article I: Declaration of Rights
Article II: Boundaries
Article III: Suffrage
Article IV: Legislative
Article V: Executive
Article VI: Administrative
Article VII: Judiciary
Article VIII: Finance
Article IX: Eminent Domain and Property of the State
Article X: Education
Article XI: Corporations
Article XII: Amendments
Article XIII: Miscellaneous Provisions
Article XIV: Schedule

Bibliographical essay
Table of cases
About the Authors

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