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Ex Uno Plura
State Constitutions and Their Political Cultures
Ex Uno Plura
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James T. McHugh - Author
SUNY series in American Constitutionalism
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Hardcover - 350 pages
Release Date: August 2003
ISBN10: 0-7914-5749-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5749-8

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Paperback - 350 pages
Release Date: July 2003
ISBN10: 0-7914-5750-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5750-4

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Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.

State constitutions have become increasingly important in light of recent trends in jurisprudence that favor decentralizing the American federal system. Ex Uno Plura uses a political culture approach to explore eight state constitutional traditions. McHugh argues that state jurisprudence is not merely a reflection of the process, values, and decisions found at the federal level, especially through the influence of the Fourteenth Amendment. A close examination of separate state constitutions, including their origins, sociopolitical cultures, and jurisprudence, reveals historically, culturally, and philosophically unique characteristics, each of which will contribute to the ongoing debate concerning American judicial federalism. The states included are Alaska, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming.

"I particularly liked the interesting details about state constitutional development. McHugh obviously spent a great amount of time investigating the cultural and ideological circumstances native to these particular states, and it shows with rich and descriptive detail." — Laura Langer, author of Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts: A Comparative Study

James T. McHugh is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Legal Studies Program at Roosevelt University. He is the author of Comparative Constitutional Traditions, The Essential Concept of Law, and the coauthor (with James S. Pacy) of Diplomats Without a Country: Baltic Diplomacy, International Law, and the Cold War.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Table of Cases

1. Introduction. American Constitutionalism and Political Culture

2. Alaska. Frontier Autonomy

3. California. Diverse Microcosm

4. Georgia. Southern Republicanism

5. Hawaii. A Multi-Ethnic Heritage

6. Louisiana. Constitutional Patriarchy

7. Utah. A Liberal Theocracy

8. Vermont. A Republic Apart

9. Wyoming. Communitarian Ideal

10. Conclusion

Notes

Index



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