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Standing Doctrine Part I

Learn about the traditional and modern requirements for a federal court plaintiff to have its dispute adjudicated, including injury, causation, and redressability.


I.          Introduction 

As we’ve examined in other lessons, justiciability is the quality that makes a dispute a case that a federal court can decide. The standing doctrine is the justiciability doctrine that addresses whether a particular plaintiff may seek federal judicial relief. In other words, standing doesn’t relate to the substance or merits of a party’s claim. It relates only to whether this particular party may sue. For a plaintiff to...