Volume 38 Issue 4


Volume 38 Summer 2007 Number 4

Nineteenth ANNUAL ISSUE ON STATE
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Introduction Robert F. Williams 979
foreward
Court-Constraining Amendments and the State Constitutional Law Tradition  John Dinan 801
articles
Defending Themselves: The Original Understanding of the Right To Bear Arms  Nathan Kozuskanich  837

Reconsidering Rational Basis: Equal Protection Review Under the Wisconsin Constitution 

Lawrence Friedman 863
New Light on New Jersey's "Thorough and Efficient" Education Clause  Peter J. Mazzei  1087
Uprooting the Pruneyard  Gregory C. Sisk 1145
developments in state constitutional law: 2006
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS - A KENTUCKY STATUTE PROHIBITING CONVICTED FELONS FROM EXERCISING THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS PROVIDED BY THE KENTUCKY BILL OF RIGHTS IS CONSTITUTIONAL. Posey v. Commonwealth, 185 S.W.3d 170 (Ky. 2006)  Erin Fitzgerald 1265
FREE EXPRESSION -- DANCING AROUND A CONSTITUTIONAL DILEMMA: STATUTE PROHIBITING NUDE DANCING DOES NOT VIOLATE THE FREE SPEECH PROVISIONS. American Bush v. City of South Salt Lake, 140 P.3d 1235 (Utah 2006)  Christen Furka 1279
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS -- RATIONAL BASIS REVIEW REVEALS THAT WASHINGTON STATUTE FORBIDDING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND IMPLICATES THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO MARRIAGE. Andersen v. King County, 138 P.3d 963 (Wash. 2006).  Brandon L. Goodman 1299
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -- EDUCATION -- STATE-WIDE SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL UNDER THE "UNIFORMITY" PROVISION OF FLORIDA'S EDUCATION ARTICLE. Bush v. Holmes, 919 So. 2d 392 (Fla. 2006).  Victoria Guilfoyle 1329
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -- SEPARATION OF POWERS -- THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT DECLARES IT CAN DECIDE CASES IN WHICH IT IS PERSONALLY INTERESTED, AND A STATUTE WHICH ARMS PROBATION OFFICERS IS AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL INFRINGEMENT OF THE POWER OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH TO MAKE RULES GOVERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COURTS. Williams v. State, 895 A.3d 1128 (N.J. 2006).  Kara Kiminsky 1359
STATE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -- ECONOMIC BENEFIT ALONE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PUBLIC USE FOR EMINENT DOMAIN TAKINGS. City of Norwood v. Horney, 853 N.E.2d 1115 (Ohio 2006).  Marshall T. Kizner 1379
EXECUTIVE PRIVLEGE -- THE OHIO SUPREME COURT FINDS THE EXISTENCE OF A QUALIFIED GUBERNATORIAL COMMUNICATIONS PRIVILEGE AMID SEPARATION OF POWERS CONCERNS AND A "PARTICULARIZED NEED" REQUIREMENT. State ex rel. Dann v. Taft, 848 N.E.2d 472 (Ohio 2006).  Daniel Kohlmeyer 1395
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -- RIGHT TO REMEDY -- ARTICLE 1, SECTION 9 OF THE INDIANA CONSTITUTION DOES NOT GIVE RISE TO A CIVIL DAMAGE REMEDY FOR A VIOLATION OF FREE SPEECH RIGHTS. Cantrell v. Morris, 849 N.E.2d 488 (Ind. 2006)  Elizabeth K. Merrill  1415
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE -- NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS DENIES INDIVIDUALS THE ABILITY TO MARRY THEIR SAME-SEX PARTNERS. Hernandez v. Robles, 855 N.E.2d 1 (N.Y. 2006)  Josef W. Mintz 1431
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -- RIGHT OF PRIVACY -- ALASKA CONSTITUTION REQUIRES JUDICIAL REVIEW BEFORE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FACILITIES MAY MEDICATE INVOLUNTARILY-COMMITTED, MENTALLY-ILL PATIENTS AGAINST THEIR WILL IN NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. Myers v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, 138 P.3d 238 (Alaska 2006).  Jordan Rand  1453
CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION -- KEEP OUT?: CLOSING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS DOES NOT VIOLATE ARTICLE III, SECTION 12 OF THE IDAHO CONSTITUTION. Idaho Press Club, Inc. v. State Legislature, 132 P.3d 397 (Idaho 2006).  Michael Salimbene 1467
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- THE QUINTESSENTIAL EXERCISE OF THE PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE: DENIAL OF PEREMPTORY STRIKE POSSIBLY VIOLATES SECTION ONE OF THE KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION. Morgan v. Commonwealth, 189 S.W.3d 99 (Ky. 2006), overruled by Shane v. Commonwealth, No. 2006-SC-000096-MR, 2007 WL 4460982 (Ky. Dec. 20, 2007).  Michael Smolensky  1485