overinclusive

adjective
over·​in·​clu·​sive | \ˌō-vər-in-ˈklü-siv\

Legal Definition of overinclusive 

: including more than is necessary or advisable specifically : relating to or being legislation that burdens more people than necessary to accomplish the legislation's goal — compare underinclusive

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