prudential standing

Standing Doctrine Undercuts Industry Challenges – A “Man Bites Dog” Story

According to an old saying, “dog bites man” isn’t newsworthy, but “man bites dog” is worth a headline.  Similarly, it’s not especially newsworthy when standing doctrine is used to toss environmentalists out of court.  It’s much more so when it’s used against industry. Yet in two recent cases, that’s exactly what the D.C. Circuit was …


The SG Brief in Connecticut v. AEP: WORSE than you think

Okay, so it’s bad enough that the Obama Administration has decided to unilaterally disarm itself in the struggle against climate change.  For you law geeks out there (and you know who you are), the SG has gone even further to make these suits impossible in the future. It does this by arguing that the state attorneys …