Intermediate Scrutiny

 Intermediate scrutiny is a test used in some contexts to determine a law's constitutionality. To pass intermediate scrutiny, the challenged law must further an important government interest by means that are substantially related to that interest. As the name implies, intermediate scrutiny is less rigorous than [wex:strict scrutiny], but more rigorous than [wex:rational basis] review. Intermediate scrutiny is used in [wex:equal protection] challenges to gender classifications, as well as in some [wex:First Amendment] cases.