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Author Dinan, John J

Title The Virginia state constitution / John Dinan
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages)
Series The Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States
Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States.
Contents Cover; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; 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; Aricle I: Bill of Rights; Section 1. Equality and Rights of Men; Section 2. People the Source of Power
Section 3. Government Instituted for Common BenefitSection 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 Attainder, and Ex Post Facto Laws
Section 10. General Warrants of Search or Seizure ProhibitedSection 11. Due Process of Law; Obligation of Contracts; Taking of Private Property; Prohibited Discrimination; Jury trial in Civil Cases; 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 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. SenateSection 3. House of Delegates; Section 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
Summary In contrast with the U.S. Constitution, which has been amended only 27 times since it was drafted in 1787, the Virginia Constitution has been the subject of many revisions since its adoption by the Convention of 1776. Significant changes have been brought about at the recommendation of revision commissions. On a number of those occasions, Virginia constitution makers have engaged in significant debates about fundamental questions. In fact, few states have had more opportunities to engage in constitutional revision and to debate fundamental principles. In The Virginia State Constitution, John D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index
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Subject Constitutions -- Virginia
Constitutional law -- Virginia
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Constitutional law
Form Electronic book
Author Virginia. Constitution (1971)
ISBN 9780199877690