Tag: State Constitutions
Conference Report–Symposium on “State Constitutional Change,” University of Arkansas School of Law
—Jonathan Marshfield, University of Arkansas School of Law On January 22, 2016, the Arkansas Law Review hosted a symposium on State Constitutional Change: Traditions, Trends, and Theory at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I convened the symposium along with Richard Albert (Boston College).
Constitution Day in the United States
–Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Every year on this day, the United States commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787. The Library of Congress traces the origins of what is today known as “Constitution Day”: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
Direct Democracy and Constitutional Change: Institutional Learning from State Laboratories in the USA
—Jurgen Goossens, Ph.D. Candidate Ghent University, LL.M. Yale Law School Although the federal constitutional amendment procedure in Article V of the U.S. Constitution has not been altered since its adoption 226 years ago, constitutional tradition in the 50 states has substantially evolved.