rational basis test

noun

: a test less intensive than strict scrutiny or an intermediate review that involves a determination of whether a statutory or regulatory classification of persons (as by age or offender status) has a rational basis and does not deny equal protection under the Constitution
if the classification neither affects a fundamental right, nor creates a suspect classification, nor is based on gender, then the rational basis test is appliedCharlton v. Kimata, 815 P.2d 946 (1991)

called also rational relationship test

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“Rational basis test.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rational%20basis%20test. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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