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The Colorado State Constitution

Richard Collins and Dale Oesterle


The Colorado State Constitution (2020) is the second edition of the state’s contribution to The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States. The book opens with a detailed history of the constitution that focuses on events and amendments that transformed the state. As expected in the West, it features some lively adventure stories. Since the first edition in 2002, the state’s population has grown by more than a third. The book explains the many new challenges its legal system has faced. The main section analyzes in detail every provision of the constitutional text. All ... More

Keywords: Colorado, constitutional history, draft constitution, state constitutions, governing charter, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190907723
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190907723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Collins, author
Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder

Dale Oesterle, author
J. Gilbert Reese Chair in Contract Law, Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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