third-party standing n: 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 esp. 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 esp. because of race or gender.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.