Case or Controversy


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Case or Controversy

A term used in Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution to describe the structure by which actual, conflicting claims of individuals must be brought before a federal court for resolution if the court is to exercise its jurisdiction to consider the questions and provide relief.

A case or controversy, also referred to as a Justiciable controversy, must consist of an actual dispute between parties over their legal rights that remain in conflict at the time the case is presented and must be a proper matter for judicial determination. A dispute between parties that is moot is not a case or controversy because it no longer involves an actual conflict.

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[ss] 1357 to create supplemental jurisdiction over all other claims that are so related to claims in the action for which the court has original jurisdiction that they form part of the same case or controversy. The question to be decided by the court was whether the new statute overruled the decision in Zahn.