unconstitutional conditions doctrine

Definition of "unconstitutional conditions doctrine"
  1. A principle in constitutional law preventing the government from making the receipt of a benefit contingent on surrendering a constitutional right
How to use "unconstitutional conditions doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The unconstitutional conditions doctrine is invoked when a citizen believes their rights were violated for receiving a government benefit.
  2. When deciding whether a condition attached to a grant is lawful, the court utilizes the unconstitutional conditions doctrine.
  3. Under the unconstitutional conditions doctrine, it's unlawful for the government to require a waiver of a constitutional right to obtain a benefit.

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