Derek Muller on Presidential Tax Disclosures & Ballot Access
In this episode, Derek T. Muller, Professor of Law at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, discusses his draft article "Weaponizing the Ballot." Muller begins by describing the history of tax disclosures by presidents and presidential candidates, as well as the history of ballots and the electoral process. He reflects on state regulation of elections, and the constitutional difference between regulating the process as compared to imposing qualifications on candidates. He argues that imposing tax disclosure requirement for ballot access is unconstitutional, and discusses how this should affect our understanding of ballot access more generally. Muller blogs at Excess of Democracy and is on Twitter at @derektmuller.