The Carmichael case shows that we need a stronger public understanding of the integral role that election courts perform in our democracy : Heather Green for Democratic Audit – Scotland

The Carmichael case shows that we need a stronger public understanding of the integral role that election courts perform in our democracyAlistair Carmichael, the Liberal Democrat MP who served as the Secretary of State for Scotland in the 2010-2015 Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, has survived the court case which threatened to strip him of his Orkney and Shetlands parliamentary seat. Heather Green follows up on her previous article for Democratic Audit, arguing that it is disappointing that public comment on this case has tended to dwell on presumed partisan machinations, and to overlook the reasoned and peaceful means by which the court brought about a legal resolution to the political melodrama that triggered the case in the first place.

Source: The Carmichael case shows that we need a stronger public understanding of the integral role that election courts perform in our democracy : Democratic Audit – Scotland

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