ripeness doctrine

noun

Legal Definition of ripeness doctrine

: a doctrine prohibiting federal courts from exercising jurisdiction over a case until an actual controversy is presented involving a threat of injury that is real and immediate

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“Ripeness doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ripeness%20doctrine. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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