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Define That Term #238

DictionarySunday's term was strict scrutiny, which is defined as:

Strict scrutiny is part of a hierarchy of standards courts employ to weigh an asserted government interest against a constitutional right or policy that conflicts with the manner in which the interest is being pursued...It arises in two basic contexts: when a "fundamental" constitutional right is infringed, particularly those listed in the Bill of Rights; or when the government action involves the use of a "suspect classification" such as race or national origin that may render it void under the Equal Protection Clause...(For a law to pass muster):  First, it must be justified by a compelling governmental interest.   Second, the law or policy must be narrowly tailored to achieve that goal or interest.  Finally, the law or policy must be the least restrictive means for achieving that interest.

No one guessed this time around.

Today's term is:

joint powers agreement.

As always, no dictionaries allowed, por favor.

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