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
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