Violation Type:Remit Violation Demonstrated In Practice
A law was purportedly passed for some specific purpose, but is now being enforced for unrelated purposes. This is often despite assurances given when the legislation was passed.
Where legislation was discussed and justified for a specific purpose, and consequently approved and passed on those grounds, it is illegitimate for that law to be used for unrelated ends, because such unrelated ends have not been the subject of debate or voting. In this regard the law is essentially passed under false pretences.
It can be considered that the legitimate remit of a law is naturally bounded by the purpose stated in the justification of its passage. Use beyond this stated purpose constitutes a remit violation, and thus a democratic deficit.