Skip to comments.Judges Standing Upside-Down
Posted on 09/03/2015 4:59:05 AM PDT by Elderberry
Something funny is happening on the way to the courthouse and I dont mean county clerks refusing to issue licenses for same-sex marriages. For decades, judicial conservatism has been defined at least in part as strict observance of the elements that make a case justiciable in federal court: a live controversy and a plaintiff with a concrete problem as opposed to a general grievance that can be fixed by a favorable ruling. I first learned about the doctrine of standing back when progressive law professors wrung their hands over how flagrantly justices like William H. Rehnquist were invoking standing
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Maybe I’m misreading the article, but it appears the author criticizes the past use of standing, when it was an impediment to Liberal’s use of the courts to legislate, but now that Leftist policies are in place, she wants to go back to the prior use of standing that the Left help throw out so it will block conservative attempts to roll back Leftism.
Meanwhile, large fundraising operations masquerading as environmental advocacy groups routinely sidestep standing and are given regular access to the courts to represent uninjured parties on behalf of the environment. I bet Linda Greenhouse favors that special access.
Yes, I don’t think she appreciated Judge Hanen’s ruling that Texas had standing over the cost of driver’s licenses for illegals.
“Meanwhile, large fundraising operations masquerading as environmental advocacy groups routinely sidestep standing and are given regular access to the courts to represent uninjured parties on behalf of the environment.”
and government happily loses those cases on purpose or settles for massive amounts of money, thereby funding the left with taxpayers (Pigford)
The author complains about the NRA having standing in gun rights cases. Why do environmental groups have standing to sue the EPA, which they do regularly? Where is the direct harm there?
You beat me to the punch.
Is an Opinion of the Supreme Court the Law of the Land? Lets ask Thomas Jefferson. . .
Linda Greenhouse is a notorious leftist.
I love how our courts just abuse their power and screw the little people with no regard to anything.
Oh well - we have a black president.
I’m sure you racists wouldn’t understand. :)
The Mulatto's mother was white, basic genetics.
Obama: Fake black (Mulatto) man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0? Commander Zero.
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