The Constitution of the State of Texas: An Annotated and Comparative Analysis


In 1972, Texas voters approved a revision of the state's constitution. Prior to this revision, Professor George D. Braden and others began research in order to “provide information to aid the constitutional revision process.”

In this publication, the authors provide information regarding the origins, historical development, and contemporary meaning of each section of the Texas constitution. The authors also add interpretive comments. Researchers of the Texas constitution, then and now, find this publication an invaluable resource.

In the foreword, James F. Ray, director of the Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, states that the principal reason for the publication was to make the information available to the public. Now the State Law Library is privileged to bring this publication to you electronically.

The State Law Library expresses its gratitude to the estate of George Braden and to the authors for allowing us to digitize and provide access to The Constitution of the State of Texas: An Annotated and Comparative Analysis.

This digitized version of Braden's publication was made possible thanks to a grant from the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas and with the permission of the numerous authors. Please contact us if you run into technical issues.


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