intermediate scrutiny

Definition of "intermediate scrutiny"
  1. A method used by courts to assess if a law, which affects quasi-suspect categories like gender, is significantly related to achieving meaningful government objectives and involves essential government interests
How to use "intermediate scrutiny" in a sentence
  1. The gender-based hiring policy needed to pass intermediate scrutiny.
  2. The amendment was subjected to intermediate scrutiny due to its effects on quasi-suspect categories.
  3. Because the legislation pertained to gender, it required an intermediate scrutiny examination.

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