strict scrutiny

noun

Legal Definition of strict scrutiny

: the highest level of judicial scrutiny that is applied especially to a law that allegedly violates equal protection in order to determine if it is narrowly tailored to serve a compelling state interest — see also intermediate sense 2, rational basis test

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“Strict scrutiny.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/strict%20scrutiny. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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