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Equitable discretion

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Equitable Discretion To Dismiss Congressional-Plaintiff Suits: A Reassessment, Sophia Goodman Jan 1990

Equitable Discretion To Dismiss Congressional-Plaintiff Suits: A Reassessment, Sophia Goodman

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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has devised a doctrine called equitable
discretion to screen congressional-plaintiff suits. The Author argues that the doctrine should be abandoned. She proposes that the courts be guided by existing standng principles in deciding whether to hear these cases.