U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status

Docket Number


2015 Term

Oral Argument Date

November 02, 2015


Questions Presented

Whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm, and who therefore could not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court, by authorizing a private right of action based on a bare violation of a federal statute.

Case Updates

U.S. Supreme Court reaffirms requirement that plaintiff suffer concrete injury from alleged statutory violation

May 16, 2016

The Supreme Court issued a 6-2 decision reaffirming that a plaintiff alleging the denial of a statutory right only has standing to sue if he shows that the alleged legal violation caused him a “concrete” injury in fact—alleging a mere technical statutory violation is not sufficient.

Cert. petition filed 5/1/2014. U.S. Chamber amicus brief filed 6/5/2014. Amicus brief for the United States filed 3/13/2015.

Cert. granted 4/27/2015. U.S. Chamber amicus brief filed on the merits 7/9/2015.

Argued 11/2/2015.

Decided 5/16/2016.

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