from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A party engaged in a lawsuit.
- adj. Engaged in a lawsuit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
- n. A person engaged in a lawsuit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit.
- n. One who is a party to a suit at law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
The end result, the court stated: "Three strikes is more than enough . . . to call a litigant out."
Justice Breyer asked: What if the litigant was a criminal defendant who made a mistake in one part of his proffered jury instructions?
CHARLESTON - West Virginia Chief Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin acknowledges there is no "white line" to guide judges in matters where a litigant is the chief contributor to his campaign, and he is glad the U.S.
Maclean's is the kind of litigant with the resources to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
Those decisions have been made not to serve the interests of any one litigant, but always to serve the larger interest of impartial justice.
Or if the spouse worked at a non-profit to help feed the poor/heal the sick/make sure our children is learning, a litigant could have made donations to those ot influence the justice.
And I especially doubt any litigant would try to influence Thomas because his views can usually be predicted (someone like Kennedy would be a better target, though still unlikely for the reasons in the prior sentence).
Similarly, if a spouse were an attorney at a firm or a high-ranking officer at a corp they likewise would directly financially benefit from work offered by a S Ct litigant.
A S Ct litigant could have given the College a large donation to attempt to influence C. Thomas.
And the argument that they need emergency access to the appellate courts of a type that no other litigant gets ought to be accompanied by some argument as to why crime victims are unlike every other class of litigant.