Category Archives: Moot and Academic

A moot and academic case is one that ceases to present a justiciable controversy by virtue of supervening events, so that a declaration thereon would be of no practical value.

Nevertheless, even providing that the petition was not filed prematurely, it must still be dismissed for having become moot and academic. In Gunsi, Sr. v. Commissioners, The Commission on Elections,[16] the Court defined a moot and academic case as follows: … Continue reading

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When will courts decide cases, otherwise moot and academic

The “moot and academic” principle is not a magical formula that can automatically dissuade the courts from resolving a case.  Courts will decide cases, otherwise moot and academic, if: (1) there is a grave violation of the Constitution; (2) there … Continue reading

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