compelling state interest

Definition of "compelling state interest"
  1. A compelling state interest refers to a significant goal that a government aims to achieve, and its importance is so great that it justifies overriding certain individual rights
How to use "compelling state interest" in a sentence
  1. To enforce stringent public health measures, the government must demonstrate a compelling state interest.
  2. The city claimed a compelling state interest in maintaining historical landmarks, thereby restricting homeowners' rights to modify their houses.
  3. The restriction on public gatherings was upheld in court, citing a compelling state interest in maintaining public safety.

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