This book analyzes the conflict between two rising powers - direct democracy and the courts. Many voter-approved initiatives are challenged in court after the election and many are invalidated. The resulting conflict between the people and the courts threatens to produce a popular backlash against judges and raises profound questions about the proper scope of popular sovereignty and judicial power in a constitutional system.These cumulative effects are perhaps most apparent in the context of the state budget process. ... This problem has spread beyond California to other high-use initiative states where it has created one of the initiative powera#39;s most important and ... See, e.g., Thad Kousser, Mathew D. McCubbins, and Kaj Rozga, aWhen Does the Ballot Box Limit the Budget? ... But, even if legislators are sometimes able to awork arounda voter-imposed tax and expenditures limitations, these restrictionsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Direct Democracy and the Courts|
|Author||:||Kenneth P. Miller|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2009-08-31|