third-party standing

noun

Legal Definition of third-party standing

: standing sometimes granted to a party claiming to protect the rights or interests of a third party — compare batson challenge

Note: Third-party standing is granted especially when a statute is challenged as unconstitutionally overbroad or when a party (such as a criminal defendant) challenges the exclusion of a juror who is being denied equal protection by being excluded especially because of race or gender.

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“Third-party standing.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/party%20standing. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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