Jurisdiction and Constitutional Standing

Jurisdiction and Constitutional Standing

Learn about courts' jurisdiction to review agency action and constitutional standing requirements.


A person adversely affected by agency action may seek review in the courts. To do so, the party must seek review in a court with proper jurisdiction and must have constitutional standing.

I.              Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is the legal authority of a court to hear a case. A federal statute, 28 U.S.C § 1331, provides for federal jurisdiction for all suits against federal agencies.

There are three types of judicial...