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  •  She is seeking monetary damages. (2+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, VClib

    Standing requires an injury (not being admitted), causation (the denial of admission is fairly traceable to UT's affirmative action program) and redressability (the court can award a remedy that will address the injury).

    Because she is asking for monetary damages, mootness isn't a problem. If she were only seeking an injunction, the case would have been dismissed when she and her co-plaintiff graduated from college.

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