JUSTICIABILITY

justiciability (j[schwa]-stish-ee-[schwa]-bil-[schwa]-tee or j[schwa]-stish-[schwa]-bil-[schwa]-tee), n. The quality or state of being appropriate or suitable for adjudication by a court. See MOOTNESS DOCTRINE; RIPENESS. Cf. STANDING. [Cases: Action 6; Federal Courts 12.

1. C.J.S. Actions §§ 38–45.]

“Concepts of justiciability have been developed to identify appropriate occasions for judicial action…. The central concepts often are elaborated into more specific categories of justiciability — advisory opinions, feigned and collusive cases, standing, ripeness, mootness, political questions, and administrative questions.” 13 Charles Alan Wright et al., Federal Practice and Procedure § 3529, at 278–79 (2d ed. 1984).