Interpretations of state constitutions, as well as their relationship to the federal constitution, with
emphasis on the increased importance of state bills of rights as providing guarantees in addition
to, and different from, federal guarantees of individual rights. Separation of power issues, and
the exclusive powers of each branch. Survey of areas of state constitutional law, such as state
and local tax and exemptions, local government, public education, debt limits and limits on
expenditure of public funds, and eminent domain. The process and techniques of amending and
revising state constitutions.