justiciable controversy


justiciable controversy
A controversy appropriate for judicial inquiry or adjudgment. 20 Am J2d Cis § 80. A controversy not so exclusively or predominantly involved with political questions as to come within the prerogative of the legislative or administrative branch of the government. Chicago & Southern Airlines v Waterman SS Corp. 333 US 103, 92 L Ed 568, 68 S Ct 431. For the purposes of declaratory relief:-a controversy involving something more than a mere difference of opinion; a controversy involving persons adversely interested in matters in respect of which a declaration is sought. 22 Am J2d Dec J § 11.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • justiciable controversy — n. A controversy involving a real issue that can be settled by a court, involving a present claim made by one party and another party disputing it. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • justiciable controversy — A controversy in which a present and fixed claim of right is asserted against one who has an interest in contesting it; rights must be declared upon existing state of facts and not upon state of facts that may or may not arise in future. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justiciable controversy — A controversy in which a present and fixed claim of right is asserted against one who has an interest in contesting it; rights must be declared upon existing state of facts and not upon state of facts that may or may not arise in future. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justiciable — jus·ti·cia·ble /jə sti shə bəl, shē ə / adj: capable of being decided according to legal principles by a court whether the tax laws unfairly burden the poor is not a justiciable issue; esp: triable in a court the claim is not justiciable because… …   Law dictionary

  • controversy — con·tro·ver·sy / kän trə ˌvər sēBrit alsokən trä vər sē/ n pl sies 1: a state of dispute or disagreement suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars U.S. Constitution amend. VII 2: a civil action involving a… …   Law dictionary

  • controversy — A litigated question; adversary proceeding in a court of law; a civil action or suit, either at law or in equity; a justiciable dispute. To be a controversy under federal constitutional provision limiting exercise of judicial power of United… …   Black's law dictionary

  • controversy — A litigated question; adversary proceeding in a court of law; a civil action or suit, either at law or in equity; a justiciable dispute. To be a controversy under federal constitutional provision limiting exercise of judicial power of United… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justiciable case — A case which presents a justiciable controversy. See justiciable controversy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • justiciable — /jastish(iy)absl/ Matter appropriate for court review. See justiciable controversy …   Black's law dictionary

  • justiciable — /jastish(iy)absl/ Matter appropriate for court review. See justiciable controversy …   Black's law dictionary


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