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View Diary: DOMA News: Suit dismissed; repeal bill introduced (UPDATED). (48 comments)

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  •  It's gotta be an actual case or controversy. (1+ / 0-)
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    Seems reasonably well-grounded in text, and certainly in history (courts back in ye olden times wouldn't issue advisory opinions, right?)

    We are building a team that is continuously being built. - Sarah Palin

    by burrow owl on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 10:05:45 AM PDT

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    •  Courts since the Burger court have shown a lot (1+ / 0-)
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      more enthusiasm in dreaming up excuses to dismiss cases for lack of standing or similar reasons than earlier courts did.

      The "case or controversy" requirement has been there from the start, but it has been interpreted very broadly in recent decades.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 10:47:26 AM PDT

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