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Standing, sometimes referred to as standing to sue, is the name of the federal law doctrine that focuses on whether a prospective plaintiff can show that some personal legal interest has been invaded by the defendant. It is not enough that a person is merely interested as a member of the general public in the resolution of the dispute. The person must have a personal stake in the outcome of the controversy.
The standing doctrine is derived from the U.S. Constitution's Article III provision that federal courts have the power to hear "cases" arising under federal law and "controversies" involving certain types of parties. In the most fundamental application of the philosophy of judicial restraint, the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted this language to forbid the rendering of advisory opinions.
Once a federal court determines that a real case or controversy exists, it must then ascertain whether the parties to the litigation have standing. The Supreme Court has developed an elaborate body of principles defining the nature and scope of standing. Basically, a plaintiff must have suffered some direct or substantial injury or be likely to suffer such an injury if a particular wrong is not redressed. A defendant must be the party responsible for perpetrating the alleged legal wrong.
Originally posted by STFUPPERCUTTER
if he didnt want to go all over the world killign innocent peopel he shoudl not ahve signed up to begin with. wether its obama or bush is irrelevant, the message is the same.
Originally posted by mike dangerously
In my view this just continues the left/right game.The bases of both parties eats this stuff up,man the simple fact of the matter is this:We here in this nation have not had a real say about who will become president for years now it's fixed we vote,but the end result is the same.
Originally posted by argentus
Basically, a plaintiff must have suffered some direct or substantial injury or be likely to suffer such an injury if a particular wrong is not redressed.
Inciting mutiny, and encouraging people who don't want to deploy to use this birther *snip bs* as an excuse to stay home (Or more likely, in the brig.) Is perfectly acceptable, patriotic behavior. Protesting a war, or criticizing a Republican on the other hand, is of course high treason. Makes perfect sense.
Originally posted by BigandRich
reply to post by observe50
I reask the question. WHO are YOU Americans fighting? You don't know. Do you. Is it Afghanies? Iraqies? Hmmm. Sounds like a good explanation. Why not pull out ? Or is the Oil you steal worth too much as a "sweet" as it may get. I believe in protecting one's self, but bullying people in their own country has paybacks eventually. I hope you haven't overstayed your welcome.
Your freindly neighbour from CANADA.
Originally posted by manmaidslave
Okay this Major is a nut case. He should be court martialed. President Obama took the oath, he is the President. The whole thing about him not being a natural born citizen is getting real old. Time after time, evidence has been givent to prove his is a citizen. Give it up people. i'm really getting tired of this "Obama is not a citizen" subject.
Originally posted by Office 4256
I'll try to make this very clear - as the law (federal) stands; no candidate is required to PUBLICLY PUBLISH a long form, short form, or any other type of birth certificate. When a candidate files to run for office, he/she submits various documentation and the "authorities having jurisdiction" of the federal elections process approve or disapprove. No candidate is required to put his CV on the internet, New York Times or Townhall magazine. Obama may have been born on Pluto, but he is not LEGALLY required to prove it to YOU! As a famous fictional attorney once said:"The law isn't about fairness or justice, it's about the law". You may not like it, but it is the truth.
Originally posted by Dragonsbreaths
Not exactly true. They have to prove they qualify.