The Colorado State Constitution: A Reference Guide

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Počet stran: 489


Created in the roiling years of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and industrial expansion, Colorado's state constitution is indelibly marked by an overt suspicion toward elected and appointed officials (with good reason given their often dubious behavior). Not surprisingly, then, the Colorado Supreme Court has been called on to mediate the frequent and ongoing feuds between that state's citizens and their legislators, which it has done successfully, if spottily at times. The result is one of the longest and most detailed, but ultimately successful, state constitutions in the Union. Collins and Oesterle provide a brief history of the document's creation and evolution, then proceed to discuss the legislation and case law pertinent to understanding every article's and section's current legal interpretation. Valuable to scholars and students of local and legal history, and to practicing attorneys seeking to understand the groundwork of the Colorado state constitution, this reference book provides a wealth of historical and legal information critical to apprehending the past and present of a state that often is at the center of national political controversies.

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THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF COLORADO
1
THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION
27
Security of Person and Property Searches SeizuresWarrants
37
ProsecutionsIndictment or Information
38
TreasonEstates of Suicides
39
Freedom of Speech and Press
40
Ex Post Facto Laws
42
No Imprisonment for Debt
46
RuleMaking Power
178
ProcessProsecutionIn Name of People
179
Judicial Nominating Commissions
182
Election of Justices and Judges
184
Denver County Judges
185
Suffrage and Elections
193
Suffrage to Women repealed
194
Privilege of Voters
195

Taking Private Property for Private Use
47
Criminal ProsecutionsRights of Defendant
50
Section 16a Rights of Crime Victims
51
Imprisonment of WitnessesDepositionsForm
52
Right to BailExceptions
54
Excessive Bail Fines or Punishment
55
Suspension of Habeas Corpus
57
Trial by JuryGrand Jury
58
Right to Assemble and Petition
59
Slavery Prohibited
62
Rights Reserved Not Disparaged
63
Right to Vote or Petition on AnnexationEnclaves
64
Section 30b No Protected Status Based on Homosexual Lesbian or Bisexual Orientation
65
Distribution of Powers
92
Executive Department
98
State OfficersElection Returns
99
Governor CommanderinChief of Militia
100
Legislative Department
113
Enacting Clause
126
When Laws Take EffectIntroduction of Bills
127
Bill to Contain but One SubjectExpressed in Title
128
Reading and Passage of Bills
129
Section 22a Caucus Positions ProhibitedPenalties
130
Revival Amendment or Extension of Laws
131
Section 25a EightHour Employment
133
Signing of Bills
134
Officers and EmployeesCompensation
135
Salary of Governor and Judges to Be Fixed by LegislatureTerm Not to Be Extended or Salaries Increased or Decreased repealed
136
Disbursement of Public Money
137
Appropriations to Private Institutions Forbidden
138
Delegation of Power
139
Laws on Investment of Trust Funds
140
Bribery and Influence in General Assembly
141
Offering Giving Promising Money or Other Consideration repealed
142
General Assembly
143
Revision and Alteration of Districts Reapportionment Commission
145
Appointment of State AuditorTerm QualificationsDuties
147
Public Funding of Abortion Forbidden
148
Judicial Department
163
Appellate Jurisdiction
164
Original JurisdictionOpinions
165
Terms
167
Election of Judges repealed
169
Judicial DistrictsDistrict Judges
171
Qualifications of District Judges
172
District AttorneysElectionTermSalary Qualifications
173
County JudgesTermsQualifications
174
Compensation and Services
175
Laws Relating to CourtsUniform
176
Vacancies
177
General Election
196
No Privilege to Witness in Election Trial
197
State Institutions
202
Revenue
228
Public Indebtedness
264
Officers
280
Impeachments
294
Corporations
313
Mining and Irrigation
336
Militia
347
Armories
348
Miscellaneous
350
Arbitration Laws
353
Spurious and Drugged LiquorsLaws Concerning
354
Land Value IncreaseArboreal Planting Exempt
355
Section 9a U S Senators and RepresentativesLimitations on Terms
359
Severability of Constitutional Provisions
360
Elected Government OfficialsLimitation on Terms
361
Section 12a Congressional Term Limits Declaration
363
Prohibited Methods of Taking Wildlife
366
Medical Use of Marijuana for Persons Suffering
367
from Debilitating Medical Conditions
373
Amendments
378
Amendments to ConstitutionHow Adopted
379
Home Rule Cities and Towns
382
Officers
384
First Charter
385
Home Rule for Cities and Towns
387
City and County of Denver Single School District Consolidations
388
Conflicting Constitutional Provisions Declared Inapplicable
389
City and County of BroomfieldCreated
395
OfficersCity and County of Broomfield
397
Sections SelfExecutingAppropriations
398
Recall from Office
401
Intoxicating Liquor
411
Public Utilities
422
Great Outdoors Colorado
428
Trust Fund Expenditures
432
The State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund
433
No Effect on Colorado Water Laws
435
No Substitution Allowed
436
Schedule
438
Territorial Property Vests in State
439
JudgesDistrict AttorneysTerm Commence on Filing Oath
440
Vacancies in County Offices
441
SenatorsRepresentativesDistricts
442
Presidential Electors 1876
443
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
445
TABLE OF CASES
449
INDEX
479

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O autorovi (2002)

DALE A. OESTERLE is Monfort Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder's School of Law.

RICHARD B. COLLINS is Professor of Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder's School of Law.

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