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Standing Doctrine Part II

Learn about congressional control over standing, probabilistic injury, the zone-of-interests test, and third-party standing.

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I.          Introduction

In another lesson, we focused on Article III standing. Here we’re going to focus on prudential standing, the other prong of the standing doctrine. Even when a plaintiff has satisfied Article III’s standing requirements, judicially created principles of prudence may cause a federal court to decline to decide a claim for lack of standing. These principles are essentially rules of self-restraint that are often invoked in light...