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To sue in court, a person must have standing, meaning that person must have the proper legal right to sue. In general, this means that the person who sues must be someone who would be injured or harmed if their rights were not protected by the court. For example, usually only a person who is a party to a contract will have standing to enforce the contract in court. Similarly, a person can only challenge a law as unconstitutional if the law would affect that person’s constitutional rights.

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