State Constitutions and Criminal Procedure: A Primer for the 21st Century

47 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2011

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Ken Gormley

Duquesne University - School of Law

Date Written: 1988

Abstract

Like many areas of the law which have tumbled into existence to grapple with unexpected shifts in American history, state constitutional law has become the sudden subject of fanfare and scholarly pageantry in the 1980s. Once treated as a hasty footnote to the overshadowing body of constitutional doctrine crafted by the United States Supreme Court, the decisions of the fifty states under their own constitutions have nudged their way into a position of potential permanency in American jurisprudence.

Suggested Citation

Gormley, Kenneth G., State Constitutions and Criminal Procedure: A Primer for the 21st Century (1988). Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-06, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928077

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