Parents of Children with Disabilities Obtain Conflicting Standing Rulings in the Fourth and Eighth Circuits While Challenging State Mask-Mandate Bans in Schools

Two circuits reach different results on standing to bring an injunctive action against the governors of states that banned local school districts from imposing COVID-19 pandemic mask-mandates for students and staff. In both cases, parents and associations challenged the state-level bans under federal statutory law: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Section 504Continue reading “Parents of Children with Disabilities Obtain Conflicting Standing Rulings in the Fourth and Eighth Circuits While Challenging State Mask-Mandate Bans in Schools”

Homeowners Association Lacked Standing to Enforce Consent Decree with Postal Service to End Delivery of Mail Addressed to “Ypsilanti” to Its Development, Split Sixth Circuit Holds

In Glennborough Homeowners Ass’n v. USPS, No. 21-1340 (6th Cir. Dec. 22, 2021), a panel affirms an order dismissing a case by a housing development seeking to enforce a consent decree against the U.S. Postal Service, though it divides on the reasoning. The majority affirmatively holds that the plaintiff Association lacks standing, while one judgeContinue reading “Homeowners Association Lacked Standing to Enforce Consent Decree with Postal Service to End Delivery of Mail Addressed to “Ypsilanti” to Its Development, Split Sixth Circuit Holds”

Ninth Circuit Finds No Standing Where Alleged Injury Could Only Be Redressed by Renegotiating Treaty

In Tinian Women Ass’n v. U.S. Dep’t of the Navy, No. 18-16723 (9th Cir. Sept. 20, 2020), the Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of an environmental-law claim concerning the relocation of American troops from Okinawa, Japan to Guam. Rather than rule on the political question doctrine presented by the Government, the panel rests instead on theContinue reading “Ninth Circuit Finds No Standing Where Alleged Injury Could Only Be Redressed by Renegotiating Treaty”