- The true meaning of constitutionalism is limited government
Most state constitutional guarantees merely reiterate rights guaranteed to all Americans in the U.S. Constitution, but some state documents extend rights beyond the federal guarantees
Constitutional decision making is deciding how to decide. It is deciding on the rules for policymaking; it is not policymaking itself. Policies are to be decided later.
Only the Nebraska constitution has a unicameral legislature. All other state legislatures are bicameral
Bicameral: a legislative body that consists of two separate chambers or houses
- Home rule: removes some of the internal affairs of communities from the intervention of state legislatures
There are now four methods of constitutional change