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The Constitutional Initiative in Montana
Mont. L. Rev.
  • Anthony Johnstone, University of Montana School of Law
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This article discusses the function of the constitutional initiative as a direct expression of the popular sovereignty guaranteed by the Montana Constitution. Part I explores the historical roots of the constitutional initiative power and process in earlier Montana constitutions and elsewhere. Part II records the origin of the constitutional initiative in the debates that preceded, constituted, and followed the 1972 Constitutional Convention and ratification process. Part III describes voters' use of the constitutional initiative and the Supreme Court's active supervision of amendment procedures. Part IV assesses the constitutional initiative in historical and national contexts.
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Anthony Johnstone. "The Constitutional Initiative in Montana" Mont. L. Rev. Vol. 71 (2010) p. 325
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