special law

Definition of "special law"
  1. A rule enforced by the government that is specific to a particular location, individual, or group of individuals or items that share similar characteristics, but doesn't apply to the whole group. Such a law is considered unconstitutional if the group identified for the law is chosen without any reasonable or legitimate reasons
How to use "special law" in a sentence
  1. The city passed a special law prohibiting the use of plastic bags, only applicable to grocery stores.
  2. The state enacted a special law ordering certain businesses to close early, but restaurants were exempted.
  3. A group of citizens filed a lawsuit, claiming that the special law applied to them was arbitrary and unconstitutional.

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