The Montana state constitution / Larry M. Elison and Fritz Snyder ; foreword by Marc Racicot.

Montana's state constitution was created during the early 1970s. Progressive, innovative and pragmatic, it combines a strong concern for individual rights, personal liberty, and individual dignity while seeking to keep government open and responsive to the will of the people of Montana. It also...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Elison, Larry M.
Other Authors: Snyder, Fritz.
Format: eBook
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]
Series:Oxford commentaries on the state constitutions of the United States.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Series Foreword; Foreword; Preface; PART ONE: The History of the Montana Constitution; PART TWO: The Montana Constitution and Commentary; Preamble; Article I: Compact with the United States; Article II: Declaration of Rights; Section 1. Popular Sovereignty; Section 2. Self-Government; Section 3. Inalienable Rights; Section 4. Individual Dignity; Section 5. Freedom of Religion; Section 6. Freedom of Assembly; Section 7. Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Press; Section 8. Right of Participation; Section 9. Right to Know; Section 10. Right of Privacy.
  • Section 11. Searches and SeizuresSection 12. Right to Bear Arms; Section 13. Right of Suffrage; Section 14. Adult Rights; Section 15. Rights of Persons Not Adults; Section 16. The Administration of Justice; Section 17. Due Process of Law; Section 18. State Subject to Suit; Section 19. Habeas Corpus; Section 20. Initiation of Proceedings; Section 21. Bail; Section 22. Excessive Sanctions; Section 23. Detention; Section 24. Rights of the Accused; Section 25. Self-Incrimination and Double Jeopardy; Section 26. Trial by Jury; Section 27. Imprisonment for Debt.
  • Section 28. Criminal Justice Policy-Rights of the ConvictedSection 29. Eminent Domain; Section 30. Treason and Descent of Estates; Section 31. Ex Post Facto, Obligation of Contracts, and Irrevocable Privileges; Section 32. Civilian Control of the Military; Section 33. Importation of Armed Persons; Section 34. Unenumerated Rights; Section 35. Servicemen, Servicewomen, and Veterans; Article III: General Government; Section 1. Separation of Powers; Section 2. Continuity of Government; Section 3. Oath of Office; Section 4. Initiative; Section 5. Referendum; Section 6. Elections.
  • Section 7. Number of ElectorsSection 8. Prohibition; Section 9. Gambling; Article IV: Suffrage and Elections; Section 1. Ballot; Section 2. Qualified Elector; Section 3. Elections; Section 4. Eligibility for Public Office; Section 5. Result of Elections; Section 6. Privilege from Arrest; Section 7. Ballot Issues-Challenges-Elections; Section 8. Limitation on Terms of Office; Article V: The Legislature; Section 1. Power and Structure; Section 2. Size; Section 3. Election and Terms; Section 4. Qualifications; Section 5. Compensation; Section 6. Sessions; Section 7. Vacancies.
  • Section 8. ImmunitySection 9. Disqualification; Section 10. Organization and Procedure; Section 11. Bills; Section 12. Local and Special Legislation; Section 13. Impeachment; Section 14. Districting and Apportionment; Article VI: The Executive; Section 1. Officer; Section 2. Election; Section 3. Qualifications; Section 4. Duties; Section 5. Compensation; Section 6. Vacancy in Office; Section 7. 20 Departments; Section 8. Appointing Power; Section 9. Budget and Messages; Section 10. Veto Power; Section 11. Special Session; Section 12. Pardons; Section 13. Militia; Section 14. Succession.
  • Section 15. Information for Governor.