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Standing Mootness And Ripeness Outline

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STANDING, MOOTNESS, & RIPENESS STANDING

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** Plaintiff is likely to have suffered an injury that results from a violation of his rights that is likely to be redressed by a judicial decision o (1) P must have suffered a concrete injury
? Injury need not be economic
? Could be aesthetic

* Note that the requirement of injury very much overlaps the ripeness doctrineLimitation

* One has no standing to assert a generalized grievance o P must have suffered an injury that was not suffered by all members of the public generally o An exception, however -
? Is that a taxpayer may challenge gov't expenditures that violate the establishment clause

* (even though all taxpayers have the same generalized grievance)

o (2) P's rights must have been violated
? General rule:

* There is no standing to assert the rights of third party (jus tertii)

* P does not have standing to challenge state action that violates someone else's rightsExceptions - Overbreadth Doctrine

* Where a law is overbroad, any person injured by the law may challenge it, even if the law does not violate his rights o Example
? Pornographer selling unprotected obscene material may challenge a law banning materials depicting nudity because a law that prohibited all nude photography would be overbroad
? Law does not violate the pornographer's rights, because he has no right to sell obscene material
? Nevertheless, because he is injured by the law and it is overbroad, he may

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