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Professor Frank P. Grad and Robert F. Williams

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2

Frank P. Grad and Robert F. Williams (SUNY Press, 2006) Constitutional reform requires not only good ideas but also the ability to translate those ideas into language that will effectuate the drafters’ aims. This book—the second of three volumes on state constitutions—is the essential guide for those involved in constitutional reform. It identifies the recurrent problems that reformers face in drafting or amending state constitutions and explores how those problems might be addressed. It also explains why drafting state constitutions is a distinctive enterprise, different from the drafting of other legal documents.