Constitutional Law: Federal Judicial Power: Judicial Review: Mootness

    • Mootness: Applies when a case is brought too late.
      • RULE: A case is moot unless an actual controversy exists at all stages of review.
      • EX: A non-minority law students applicant claiming equal protection violations in admissions policy. By the time the case comes to be heard, Plaintiff is a 3L at another school. There is no live controversy.
      • EXCEPTION: Even though a the controversy is gone by the time it gets to court, a court will still hear the case if it’s a wrong capable of repetition, yet evading review. (i.e. pregnancy).