Disfavored Candidates and the Democracy Canon

4 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2013 Last revised: 30 Mar 2017

Date Written: July 1, 2013


This brief response to Chad Flanders's article, "Election Law Behind the Veil of Ignorance," addresses Professor Flanders's clarification of the Democracy Canon, particularly the distinction between "popular democracy" and "legislative democracy," and highlights the utility of his approach in statutes that address candidates seeking office.

Keywords: Democracy Canon, popular democracy, legislative democracy, candidate-voter distinction, candidate eligibility

Suggested Citation

Muller, Derek T., Disfavored Candidates and the Democracy Canon (July 1, 2013). Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2013, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2289456

Derek T. Muller (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States

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