association standing

The ability of a third party to file a lawsuit or assert a defense for a particular matter, despite the general rule that one may not claim standing in a court to vindicate the constitutional rights of a third party.

May be established on behalf of group members on a showing that: (1) the members have standing (suffered a direct injury); (2) the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to the group's purpose; and (3) the members of the group need not participate in the claim nor accept relief.

Also known as Third Party Standing.

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