rational basis

rational basis
rational basis n: a reason or ground (as for legislation or an action by a government agency) that is not unreasonable or arbitrary and that bears rational relationship to a legitimate state interest see also rational basis test

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

rational basis
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

rational basis
   a test of constitutionality of a statute, asking whether the law has a reasonable connection to achieving a legitimate and constitutional objective.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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