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Interning in a court, and I note that the defendant's brief once had a case dismissed because of potential overreach by the court, but that overreach would not injure the defendant's interests, it would injure others.

I feel like there's a legal or latin term for this kind of argumentation -- where you're acting as if injuries to someone else are actually injuries to you, and requesting relief for those injuries.

Does such a term exist, and if so what is it?

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It sounds like you're thinking of third-party standing.

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    – Ryan M
    Jul 31 at 3:21
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Following on from bdb484's answer:

jus terti is the...

latin term meaning third-party standing.

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