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Constitutional Law: State Constitutions

Databases and print materials for researching U.S. federal and state constitutional law

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State Constitutions – Collected Texts

State Constitutional Legal Research

Reference Guides to the State Constitutions

The Law Library has 45 volumes of two related series about state constitutions (as listed in the table below). [North Carolina (1993) and West Virginia (1995) were not purchased. No volumes were published for Missouri, Oregon, or Pennsylvania.]


Each contains the full-text of the constitution at the time, with legal, political and historical commentary on the various provisions.


The books from 1990 to 2003 have the same title (except for the state name): [_____] State Constitution: A Reference Guide, [published by Greenwood Press]. The books after 2004 have the title (except for the state name): The [_____] State Constitution [published by Oxford University Press].


All of these are located on the First Floor in the State Materials Collection. Use the online catalog to find the specific call numbers. Utah's is located at First Floor State KFU 401 1895 .A6 .W48 1998.



Alabama (1994)

Illinois (2011)

Mississippi (1993) Rhode Island (2007)

Alaska (1997)

Indiana (1996)

Montana (2001)

South Carolina (2007)

Arizona (1993)

Iowa (1998)

Nebraska (1993)

South Dakota (2014)

Arkansas (1993)

Kansas (1993)

Nevada (1993)

Tennessee (1990)

California (1993)

Kentucky (1999)

New Hampshire (2004)

Texas (1996)

Colorado (2002)

Louisiana (1990)

New Jersey (1997)

Utah (1998)

Connecticut (2012)

Maine (1992)

New Mexico (1996)

Vermont (1992)

Delaware (2002)

Maryland (2006)

New York (1991)

Virginia (2006)

Florida (1991)

Massachusetts (2010)

North Dakota (2003) 

Washington (2002)

Georgia (1994)

Michigan (1996)

Ohio (2004)

Wisconsin (1997)

Hawaii (1993)

Minnesota (2002)

Oklahoma (2001) 

Wyoming (1993)

Idaho (1994)


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