Arthur S. Beardsley, Sources of the Washington Constitution, in State of Washington, 2011-2012 Legislative Manual at 385-422. Beardsley first prepared this study comparing provisions of the Washington State constitution with parallels in the federal constitution, other state constitutions, and the Hill and 1878 draft constitutions in 1939. It is reprinted every two years in the Legislative Manual. The link above is to the Legislative Manual on the legislature's website. For a smaller file, with just Beardsley's work, click here.
Cornell W. Clayton, Toward a Theory of the Washington Constitution, 37 Gonz. L. Rev. 41 (2001-2002)
Drafting Washington's State Constitution, 48 Pac. Nw. Q. 22-24 (1957), JSTOR (UW restricted). Reprints two undated letters concerning the activities of the constitutional convention. The letters, signed "Flynn," originally appeared in the Walla Walla Statesman.
Ben Driftmier, Comparative Study of Constitutions for Provisions Not Found In Our Own, 3 Wash. Hist. Q. 259 (1912)
John D. Hicks, The Constitutions of the Northwest States. Constitutional Convention Research Memorandum No. 6, Montana Constitutional Convention Comm'n. (1971-72). Reprinted from University of Nebraska University Studies, vol. XXIII, Nos. 1-2 (Jan.-April, 1923).
Claudius O. Johnson, George Turner, a Character from Plutarch, 18 Wash. L. Rev. 167-81 (1943) and 19 Wash. L. Rev. 18-30 (1944)
Leo Jones, Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution of Washington, 4 Wash. Hist. Q. 12 (1913)
John R. Kinnear
(from Constitutional convention composite photo)
Lebbeus J. Knapp, The Origin of the Constitution of the State of Washington, 4 Wash. Hist. Q. 227 (1913). Also available here.
J. Orin Oliphant, Additional Notes on the Constitution of 1878, 17 Wash. Hist. Q. 27 (1926)
Theodore L. Stiles, The Constitution of the State and Its Effects upon Public Interests, 4 Wash. Hist. Q. 281 (1913). Alternate link. Stiles, a lawyer from Tacoma, was a delegate to the convention. He was one of the first five judges on the Supreme Court. See See biographical sketch from the Journal; biography by Charles Sheldon here.
Theodore L. Stiles
(from Constitutional convention composite photo)
Robert F. Utter & Hugh D. Spitzer, The Washington State Constitution (2d ed. 2013). Gallagher Law Library KFW401 1889.A6 U888 2013 at Reference Office. Catalog record (WorldCat).
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Washington State Constitutional Revision Commission,
Robert F. Williams, Justice Robert Utter, the Supreme Court of Washington, and the New Judicial Federalism: Judging and Teaching, 91 Wash. L. Rev. Online 27-39 (2016)
Mark H. Adams and George R. Nock, Search, Seizure, and Section 7: Standing from Salvucci to Simpson, 6 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1 (1982)
Kathleen A. Baldi, Comment, The Denial of a State Constitutional Right to Bail in Juvenile Proceedings: The Need for Reassessment in Washington State, 19 Seattle U. L. Rev. 573 (1996)
Bruce L. Brown, The Juvenile Death Penalty in Washington: A State Constitutional Analysis, 15 Seattle U. L. Rev . 361 (1992)
Daniel J. Clark, Dropping Anchor: Defining a Search in Compliance With Article I, Section 7 of the Washington State Constitution, 21 Seattle U. L. Rev . 1 (1997)
Cheryl L. Harner, Comment, The Repeal of Washington’s Infant Tolling Statute in Medical Malpractice Cases: State Constitutional Challenges, 22 Gonz. L. Rev. 133 (1986-87).
Charles W. Johnson & Scott P. Beetham, The Origin of Article I, Section 7 of the Washington State Constitution, 31 Seattle U. L. Rev. 431 (2008)
Symposium: The Role of a Bill of Rights in a Modern State Constitution, 45 Wash. L. Rev. 453 (1970)
Gregory C. Sisk, The Constitutional Validity of the Modification of Joint and Several Liability in the Washington Tort Reform Act of 1986, 13 Seattle U. L. Rev. 433 (1990).
David M. Skover, The Washington Constitutional "State Action" Doctrine: A Fundamental Right to State Action, 8 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 221 (1985)
Justice Debra Stephens, The Once and Future Promise of Access to Justice in Washington's Article I, Section 10, 91 Wash. L. Rev. Online 41-56 (2016)
Jonathan Thompson, The Washington Constitution's Prohibition on Special Privileges and Immunities: Real Bite for "Equal Protection Review of Regulatory Legislation?, 69 Temp. L. Rev. 1247 (1996) (posted with permission of the author and HeinOnline)
Robert F. Utter, Freedom and Diversity in a Federal System: Perspectives on State Constitutions and the Washington Declaration of Rights, 7 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 491 (1984) (reprinted in Developments in State Constitutional Law 239 (Bradley D. McGraw ed., 1985))
Robert F. Utter & Edward J. Larson, Church and State on the Frontier: The History of the Establishment Clauses in the Washington State Constitution, 15 Hastings Const. L.Q. 451 (1988) (posted with permission of the authors and HeinOnline)
Robert F. Utter, The Right to Speak, Write and Publish Freely: State Constitutional Protection against Private Abridgement, 8 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 157 (1985)
Charles K. Wiggins, Bryan P. Harnitiaux & Robert H. Whaley, Washington’s 1986 Tort Legislation and the State Constitution: Testing the Limits, 22 Gonz. L. Rev. 193 (1986-87)
Kristen L. Fraser, Method, Procedure, Means, and Manner: Washington's Law of Law-Making, 39 Gonz. L. Rev. 447 (2004)
Kristen, L. Fraser, "Grasping for the 'Elephant in the Courthouse': Developments in Washington's Law of Law-Making, 44 Gonz. L. Rev. 411 (2008-09)
Claudius O. Johnson, The Adoption of the Initiative and Referendum in Washington, 35 Pac. Nw. Q.291 (1944), JSTOR (UW restricted)
Mark DeForrest, In the Groove or in a Rut? Resolving Conflicts Between the Divisions of the Washington State Court of Appeals at the Trial Court Level, 48 Gonz. L. Rev. 431 (2013)
Charles K. Wiggins, George Turner and the Judiciary Article, Part I, Wash. St. B. News, Sept. 1989, at 46-50, and Part II, Wash. St. B. News, Oct. 1989, at 17-23
Philip John Roberts, Of Rain and Revenue: The Politics of Income Taxation in the State of Washington, 1862-1940 (dissertation 1990). Abstract available here (UW restricted). UW Special Collections Thesis 38452; UW Suzzallo/Allen D 7 Th38452
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ames M. Dolliver, Condemnation, Credit and Corporations in Washington: 100 Years of Judicial Decisions – Have the Framers' Views Been Followed?, 12 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 163 (1989) (examines Article I, § 16, the taking clause; Article VIII, § 7, the municipal credit clause; Article XII, §§ 1-22, the Corporations Article)
David D. Martin, Comment, Washington State Constitutional Limitations on Gifting of Funds to Private Enterprise: A Need for Reform, 20 Seattle U. L. Rev . 199 (1996)
Laurie K. Beale, Charter Schools, Common Schools and the Washington Constitution, 72 Wash. L. Rev. 535 (1997)
Kristen L. Fraser, McCleary: Positive Rights, Separation of Powers, and Taxpayer Protections in Washington's State Constitution, 91 Wash. L. Rev. Online 91-140 (2016)
James M. Dolliver, Condemnation, Credit and Corporations in Washington: 100 Years of Judicial Decisions – Have the Framers' Views Been Followed?, 12 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 163 (1989) (examines Article I, § 16, the taking clause; Article VIII, § 7, the municipal credit clause; Article XII, §§ 1-22, the Corporations Article)
Charles K. Wiggins, The Battle for the Tidelands in the Constitutional Convention, Part I, Wash. St. B. News, March 1990, at 15-21; Part II, Wash. St. B. News, April 1990, at 15-19; and Part III, Wash. St. B. News, May 1990, at 47-52 (posted with permission of the author, the Washington State Bar Association, and HeinOnline)