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Unpublished Paper
Standing in the Age of Citizen Revolt: Legislative Standing, Direct Democracy, and the Supreme Court
ExpressO (2010)
  • Frank M. Dickerson, III
  • Reid M. Bolton
Abstract
One of the most interesting questions raised by California’s Proposition 8 is the question of standing for ballot-initiative supporters in defensive litigation. This Article addresses the question raised in the Proposition 8 case and the issue of standing for ballot initiative supporters to defend their initiative on appeal more generally. It suggests that such standing for ballot-initiative sponsors is consistent with both prior Supreme Court precedent and the Constitutional and prudential concerns underlying the doctrine of standing.
Keywords
  • Proposition 8,
  • standing,
  • ballot initiative
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Publication Date
November 15, 2010
Citation Information
Frank M. Dickerson and Reid M. Bolton. "Standing in the Age of Citizen Revolt: Legislative Standing, Direct Democracy, and the Supreme Court" ExpressO (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frank_dickerson/1/