Frothingham v. Mellon

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LIMITS ON JUDICIAL POWER Doctrines of Justiciability 1. Adverseness – Parties to a suit must have a legitimate conflict/disagreement and there must be an adversarial relationship. 2. Standing – The determination of whether a specific party is a proper party to a lawsuit (to have “STANDING” there must be “INJURY IN FACT”). 3. Ripeness – The determination of whether a case has matured into a worthy controversy in order to merit court intervention. 4. Mootness – A claim is moot where the matter in dispute has already been resolved and/or there is nothing for the court to resolve. (Exception – Where there will be (1) collateral consequences and (2) wrongs capable of repetition.) 5. Political Questions Doctrine – The determination of whether a matter in dispute can be handled more appropriately by another branch of the government. Frothingham v. Mellon (1923) Facts: Congress passed legislation, Maternity Act of 1921 , which appropriated money to the states for a maternal and infant care program. Mrs. Frothingham, a taxpayer, claimed that
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