The Nevada State Constitution: A Reference Guide

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - Law - 182 pages


This in-depth reference analysis of the Nevada State Constitution is the first of its kind in that state's history. Michael W. Bowers provides a history of the struggles of Nevada to achieve territorial and state status and the effects of these battles on the state's constitution, intended for scholars, lawyers, and laypersons. Bowers analyzes the constitution section by section, highlighting political, historical, legal, and cultural factors that shaped the state's basic law. Reapportionment, the separation of powers, direct democracy, and civil rights and liberties are among the matters that he describes clearly in his discussion of Nevada's constitution and its amendments.

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Contents

THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF NEVADA
1
NEVADA CONSTITUTION AND COMMENTARY
21
Exemption of Property from Execution
35
Distribution of Powers
47
Reading of Bill Vote on Final Passage
57
Uniform County and Township
63
Executive Department
71
Duties
79
Prohibition of Gifts and Loans
103
Taxation
109
Public Institutions
122
Amendments
131
Terms of Senators
137
Terms of Supreme Court and District
139
ELECTION ORDINANCE
152
NOTES
159

Justices of the Peace
88
Commission on Judicial Discipline
94
Impeachment and Removal from Office
97
TABLE OF CASES
165
INDEX
175
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Page 129 - ... then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 20 - That the people inhabiting said proposed State do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries thereof...
Page 27 - No person shall be subject to be twice put in jeopardy for the same offense ; nor shall he be compelled, in any criminal case, to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law ; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Page 31 - Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.
Page 129 - Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the senate and assembly; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas...
Page 73 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence, until the case shall be reported to the Legislature at its next meeting, when the Legislature shall either pardon, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve.
Page 54 - No law shall be revised or amended by reference to its title; but in such case the act revised or section amended shall be reenacted and published at length as revised or amended...

About the author (1993)

MICHAEL W. BOWERS is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Univerity of Nevada at Las Vegas. He specializes in public law, judicial selection, and Nevada politics and has written and published at length on these subjects.

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