The North Dakota State Constitution provides one of the most comprehensive studies of the North Dakota Constitution and the legal decisions which have helped to create and shape it. In this volume, James E. Leahy provides a short history the territory that became North Dakota, a description of its native people, and insight into the creation of its territorial and state government and its politics. The North Dakota State Constitution also includes each of the substantive provisions of the North Dakota Constitution along with a detailed study of the cases and events that give its 13 articles their current form. This unsurpassed guide is fully referenced and includes a table of cases and an extensive bibliography, and each section of every article receives commentary detailing the significant acts that lead to its current juridical interpretation. This is the only book to provide such a detailed and thorough analysis of North Dakotas Constitution, and is an invaluable resource for legal historians, practicing attorneys, regional scholars, and constitutional specialists. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the states constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.