Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law

Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law

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Researching ballot measures can be one of the most daunting types of legal research. Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law: Selected State Research Guides offers legal researchers an easy-to-use guide that provides thorough overviews of IaR (initiative and referendum) laws within twenty-three states. This unique resource provides state-specific guidance about both forms of IaR law, those state laws permitting IaR, and those state laws enacted as a result of the IaR process. Any legal researcher beginning a project or needing to know just where to go for the right resources will get helpful general and specific information on practical research strategies and resources. Up to now, finding the literature to research the state-specific history of a law passed by initiative or referendum has been extremely difficult. This book fills this gap by providing top researchers with brief overviews of the individual state processes while providing important primary and secondary sources, including Web sites. The guidea€™s chapters are separated alphabetically by state for fast and easy reference. Annotated bibliographies of books, articles, and Web sites are provided, along with instructions about what documents one can expect to find on the Web, and how to use free databases. Because of this useful volumea€™s unique focus, the book may well become an essential resource for law librarians, attorneys, law faculty, law students, and Political Science scholars. This book was published as a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.This book was published as a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Title:Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law
Author:Beth Williams
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-18


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