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Federal Courts

 

Ripeness Doctrine

Learn about the requirements for a dispute to be ready for federal court adjudication.

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I.          Introduction

In other lessons, we focus on justiciability doctrines involving the subject matter of federal claims, specifically the case-and-controversy requirement and the political-question doctrine, and who may bring federal claims, specifically the standing doctrine. Here, we’re going to look at the timing of federal claims, specifically the ripeness doctrine.

The case-and-controversy requirement prevents federal courts from...