intervenor intervenor  /ˌɪn tər ˈvi nər/


  • (n) (law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding


  • Judge: Pro-life group cannot intervene in abortion lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK — A crisis pregnancy center and counseling service in Wynne cannot intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging a new law banning most abortions at 12 weeks, a judge ruled Thursday. Concepts of Truth Inc. cannot become an intervenor in the lawsuit by Little Rock doctors Louis Jerry Edwards and Tom Tvedten challenging the constitutionality of Act 301 of 2013, but it can file a friend-of ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Arkansas News Bureau


  1. "This is a test for the disposition of the Department of Justice to serve as an intervenor and a deterrent" to hate crimes and discrimination, Jackson said.
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Washington Post

  2. Ginsburg notes this "lapse" in Reinhardt's reasoning: "The Ninth Circuit did not explain how it arrived at the conclusion that an intervenor the court had designated a nonparty could be subject, nonetheless, to an obligation to pay damages."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: National Review Online Blogs (blog)

  3. "I have never believed that Canada had the capacity to participate in the Iraq conflict as a military intervenor," Harper said.
    on Dec 13, 2005 By: Stephen Harper Source:

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