The Maine State Constitution

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/11/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Maine State Constitutiontraces the history of Maine's constitution from its statehood in 1820 to the present day, highlighting major trends and developments in constitutional revision and interpretation. In it, Marshall J. Tinkle summarizes the meaning of each constitutional provision in a section-by-section analysis of the constitution, outlining the intent, historical development, and interpretation of each provision. This treatment, which includes a list of cases, index, and bibliography, makes this guide indispensable for students, scholars, and practitioners of Maine's constitution. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United Statesis an important new series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

Author Biography

Marshall J. Tinkle is a Partner at Tompkins, Clough, Hirshon & Langer, P.A. in Portland Maine. He received his BA from Harvard, magna cum laude, and , and his J.D. from Cornell University. Mr. Tinkle clerked for the Honorable David A. Nichols of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and is admitted to the bars for the Distric of Columbia, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Tinkle is the author of many law review and journal articles in the areas of constitutional law, property law, and workers' compensation. He is an active member of multiple state Bar Associations as well as the American Bar Association. Mr. Tinkle primarily practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Consititutional Law, Admiralty Law, Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy, Probate, and Estate Planning.

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