The System's View of Third Party Candidates
Stephen E. Gottlieb
Albany Law School
PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION, ed. by Franklin J. Havelick, Conference Proceedings for American Bar Association Special Committee on Election Law and Voter Participation, pp. 25-28, 1982
This article provides a description of the differences in the legal treatment among the major parties, minor parties and independent candidates, outlines the constitutional constraints on appropriate goals for the presidential system, and considers whether the regulation of third parties and independent candidates is conducive to a strong democratic system.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: constitutional constraints on appropriate goals, regulation of third parties
Date posted: March 14, 2010