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State Constitutional Law: Search Tips


How is the constitution drafted or amended?

  • Constitutional convention?
  • Constitutional revision commission?
  • Legislature?
  • Initiative and/or referendum?
  • Ballot measures?

Is the issue expressed in the words of the constitution?

Is the issue an interpretation of the constitution by the courts?

What groups have an interest in this issue?

What media may have followed the issue?


Law Databases

Search: 1) case law for interpretations, 2) constitutional text and annotations, and 3) secondary sources--law review articles and treatises--for commentary and explanations.

Note: the sources below are only accessible to the Law School community.