mootness doctrine

noun

Legal Definition of mootness doctrine

: a doctrine in judicial procedure: a court will not hear or decide a moot case unless it includes an issue that is not considered moot because it involves the public interest or constitutional questions and is likely to be repeated and otherwise evade review or resolution

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“Mootness doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/mootness%20doctrine. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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