April 17, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk that the claim was moot because respondent "had no personal interest in representing putative, unnamed claimants, nor any other continuing interest that would preserve her suit from mootness." The original question ...[read more]
August 19, 2012
by Keith Herting
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah on Friday refused to dismiss a case challenging the state's prohibition on bigamy. The lawsuit was filed by the stars of the reality TV show "Sister Wives." Judge Clark Waddoups ruled that even though the Utah County Attorney has stated ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Cody Harding
On July 13, 2010, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued a six month drilling moratorium because of safety concerns based on new evidence from the BP oil spill. The moratorium targeted specific drilling technologies and affected only deep water drilling operations. The ban was lifted in ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 7-2 to dismiss Camreta v. Greene for mootness. The initial issue surrounded the circumstances for a warrant allowing officials to interview a minor, without parental notification, about abuse allegations. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled ...[read more]
April 3, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Padilla v. Hanft, Supreme Court of the United States, April 3, 2006. Excerpt from Justice Anthony Kennedy's concurrence, in which Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice John Paul Stevens joined:Whatever the ultimate merits of the parties' mootness arguments, there are strong prudential cons... ...[read more]
December 28, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jose Padilla v. C.T. Hanft, Supreme Court of the United States, December 27, 2005. Read the full text of the brief. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 17, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jose Padilla v. C.T. Hanft, Supreme Court of the United States, December 10, 2005. Read the full text of the brief. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 10, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jose Padilla v. Commander C.T. Hanft, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, December 9, 2005. Read the full text of the brief. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 23, 2005
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Vladeck of the University of Miami School of Law says that the US government's move to charge alleged dirty bomber Jose Padilla and potentially moot his pending appeal to the US Supreme Court against his status as uncharged enemy combatant may leave int... ...[read more]
September 14, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 14, 2004. Read the opinion here. Excerpt: There are two conceivable bases for concluding that McCorvey does not present a live case or controversy lack of standing and mootness. As the Supreme Court explained in Friends of the... ...[read more]

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