Standing in the Age of Citizen Revolt: Legislative Standing, Direct Democracy, and the Supreme CourtExpressO (2010)
AbstractOne 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.
- Proposition 8,
- ballot initiative
Publication DateNovember 15, 2010
Citation InformationFrank 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/