June 20, 2024

A Unanimous Supreme Court Sits Down a Hippo

Drug & Device Law
Eric L. Alexander

Litigation attorney Eric Alexander authored a Drug & Device Law blog about a U.S. Supreme Court decision that reaffirmed strict standards for standing in federal courts. In Alliance for Hippocratic Med. v. FDA, the court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in ruling that the plaintiffs, who opposed an abortion drug but neither used nor prescribed it, failed to establish standing for their claims. Mr. Alexander emphasizes this decision was an important one because it highlighted the need to particularize an injury directly caused by a challenged action and rejected attempts to manufacture standing through voluntary activities or speculative harm.

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