FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

ONLINE RESOURCES

Florida's Early Constitutions, The 1838 Florida Constitution, Ordinance of Secession, 1861; The 1865 Florida Constitution; the 1868 Florida Constitution and the 1885 Florida Constitution, are all  available at http://palmm.fcla.edu/fhp/ and
http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/Constitution/
 

The current Florida Constitution, the Constitution of 1968, is located online at Florida Constitution (Online Sunshine site)

APPLICABLE DATABASES
HeinOnline (subscription required)
Infotrac/LegalTrac
(subscription required)

Both sources will yield law review and journal articles interrelated to the Florida Constitution and Constitutional Law. Articles can be located easily,  with a strategy utilizing the simple search, "Florida Constitution" or "Florida Constitutional." The same is true using www.Firstgov.com.

 REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

 Barbara Busharis, Constitutionally speaking: Amending Florida Constitution, 24 Trial Advocate Quarterly 5(2)

 Thomas C. Marks, Jr., Now you see it, now you don't, privacy and search and seizure in the Florida constitution: trying to make sense out of a tangled mess. 67 Albany Law Review 691 

Diane Lourdes Dick,  Constitutional law: reaffirming every Floridian's broad and fundamental right to privacy. 56 Florida  Law Review 447

ADDITIONAL INTERNET RESOURCES

Florida Supreme Court
You can search the Court's web site for cases involving Florida's Constitution and Constitutional law.

Florida Constitution Online
The official source of both statutes and the Constitution, as well as pending legislation and some legislative history.

Florida Constitution Revision Commission
Once every twenty yearsFlorida's Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewingFlorida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The last comprehensive review ofFlorida's Constitution occurred in 1997-1998.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia summarizes the history of the Florida Constitution. Please note that Wikipedia is an informational source but in NO way authoritative. Generally, you may NOT cite Wikipedia for purposes of scholarly work.

Legal Wikipedia
Legal version of Wikipedia. While this resource is in its beginning stages, it does offer a more complex treatment of constitutional issues on state and federal levels.

State and Local Government Blog: Law Professors
Blogs by professors who teach in the areas of state and local government and federal and state constitutional law.

 

THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONS

Constitution. 1868   
KFF400 .F56 Fl-9 

Proceedings of the Florida Convention (1868) [microform] KFF400 .F56 Fl-8

Journal of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the state of Florida [microform] / begun and held at the Capitol, at Tallahassee on Monday, January 20, 1868.
KFF400 .F56 Fl-7 

Journal of the proceedings of the Constitutional convention of the state of Florida : which convened at the Capitol, at Tallahassee, on Tuesday, June 9, 1885.
KFF401 1885 .A2 1885  

A proposed constitution for Florida/ Constitution Committee, Florida State Bar Association.
 KFF401 1885 .A254

 Hearings of the Florida State Constitutional Revision Commission.; Main   1966? 
KFF401 .A186 

TEXTS
Alloway, Clifford C. Florida constitutional law handbook Largo, Fla. : D&S Publishers, 1974. KFF402.Z9 A64.

 Constitutional litigation in Florida/span>. Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, c1973.
KFF402 .C65

Cooper, John F. and Thomas C. Marks, Jr.,  Florida constitutional law : cases and materials.  Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c1992.   
KFF400 .C66 2001

D'Alemberte, Talbot. The Florida State Constitution : a Reference Guide    New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
KFF401 1968.A6 D35 1991. 

Gray, Robert A. Gray's Civil Government of Florida : with introductory chapters on general civics and supplement containing the constitution of  the state. Tallahassee, Fla. c1921.  
KFF431 .G73.

Levinson, L. Harold and Clifford C. Alloway Florida Constitutional Law Casebook. 3rd ed. [Largo, Fla. : D & S Publishers, 1973].
KFF402.A7 L48 1973.

Sex, religion and the press : first amendment law for local government and land use lawyers / the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Environmental and Land Use Law Section, and the City, County and Local Government Law Section.  [Tallahassee, FL] : Florida Bar, c2000.
KFF4770 .S48 2000

Shephard's Florida Citations.
Remember that you can Shephardize Constitutional provisions and see where and when they've been cited in other cases.
KFF59 .S53

Sturm, Albert L., Select Bibliography on State Constitutional Revision.  Tallahassee, Fl, 1966. KFF401 A15 S88