rational basis

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Indiana’s Barrett Law allows municipalities to fund public improvements through special assessments levied against and apportioned equally among benefited properties. See City of Indianapolis v. Armour, 946 N.E.2d 553, 556–57 (Ind. 2011). Using the...

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Overview Intermediate scrutiny is a test courts will use to determine a statute's constitutionality. Intermediate scrutiny is only invoked when a state or the federal government passes a statute which negatively affects certain protected classes (this is...
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The rational basis test is a judicial review test. A judicial review test is what courts use to determine the constitutionality of a statute or ordinance.

The Requirements of the Test

To pass the rational basis test, the statute or...

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Strict scrutiny is a form of judicial review that courts use to determine the constitutionality of certain laws. Strict scrutiny is often used by courts when a plaintiff sues the government for discrimination. To pass strict scrutiny, the...