A Sense Of The Oregon Constitution
Bradley J. Nicholson, A Sense of the Oregon Constitution (Vandeplas Publishing 2015), available in March 2015.
This treatise is an analytical and scholarly treatment of some of the most important provisions of the Oregon Constitution, and offers new insights into the document, informed by an in-depth investigation of the underlying theories, sources, and original understanding of the state constitution, an understanding that often is at odds with the opinions of the Oregon Supreme Court issued during the last thirty years. It discusses rights of religious freedom, free speech, trial by jury, remedies, equal privileges and immunities, property, extraordinary relief, and the initiative process.
The treatise not only features an in-depth discussion of significant aspects of the Oregon Constitution, but also discusses important trends in American constitutional thought, the nature of constitutional interpretation, and the problems of judicial independence and judicial elections. In doing so, the treatise addresses themes of legal and constitutional history, legal theory, and even comparative law.
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