balancing test

noun
bal·​anc·​ing test

Legal Definition of balancing test

: a test in which opposing rights, interests, or policies are assigned a degree or level of importance and the ruling of the court is determined by which is considered greater

Note: Balancing tests are often used for determining the constitutionality of laws and regulations touching on constitutional rights.

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“Balancing test.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/balancing%20test. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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