mootness doctrine

Definition of "mootness doctrine"
  1. A rule used in court proceedings that states a court will not consider or rule on a case that no longer presents an ongoing issue or conflict, except in instances where the issue at hand is deemed important for the public interest, involves constitutional questions, and possesses the potential of recurrence while evading further examination or resolution
How to use "mootness doctrine" in a sentence
  1. Due to the mootness doctrine, the court decided not to rule on a case as the dispute had already been settled outside the court.
  2. The judge applied the mootness doctrine and declined to hear a case that no longer had any practical significance.
  3. Even though the case appeared moot, the court agreed to hear it based on the mootness doctrine as it involved constitutional questions likely to resurface in the future.

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