A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Securities and Exchange Commission
Security Mom
Self Incrimination
Senate
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Powers
Session
Settlement
Sheriff
Signing Statements
Single Member District
Slavery
Soccer Mom
Social Democracy
Solar Energy
Solicitor
Solicitor General
Sovereign Immunity
Speaker of the House
Special Interest
Special Prosecutor
Standard of Proof
Stare Decisis
State
State Court
State of the Union Speech
States Rights
Statute
Stem Cells
Stocks
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Straw Man
Straw Poll or Straw Vote
Strict Scrutiny
Subsidy
Subversive
Summary Opinion
Supply Side Economics
Supremacy Clause
Supreme Court
Swing Voters
Strict Scrutiny
The highest level of constitutional protection courts can apply in determining whether a law or governmental action violates equal protection guarantees in the Fifth and 14th Amendments. To meet strict scrutiny, a law must satisfy two requirements: It must serve a compelling state interest and it must be narrowly tailored to serve that interest.
    For example, laws that affect fundamental rights, such as voting or the right to travel, or which treat people differently on account of race, national origin, or religion, are subject to this exacting test.



    www.justicelearning.org, The United States Constitution, what it says, what it means, A Hip Pocket Guide (Oxford University Press)