Sturm College of Law
Citizen initiatives, Direct democracy
The initiative process is out of the bottle, and it is unlikely citizens will try to recork their genie anytime soon. While the process has proven to be subject to the same corrupting influences of money and special interests as the legislative process, citizen voters are motivated to begin using the initiative itself to regain its integrity.
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K.K. DuVivier, Out of the Bottle: The Genie of Direct Democracy, 70 ALB. L. REV. 1045 (April 2007).