ripeness doctrine

Definition of "ripeness doctrine"
  1. A principle that restricts federal courts from hearing a case until there exists a real, immediate risk of harm forming a substantive dispute
How to use "ripeness doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The ripeness doctrine prevented the case from being heard because there was no imminent threat of injury.
  2. According to the ripeness doctrine, the federal court could not exercise its jurisdiction as the potential harm was not immediate.
  3. The case was dismissed under the ripeness doctrine because the controversy wasn't presenting a direct and real danger.

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