INTERMEDIATE SCRUTINYintermediate scrutiny. Constitutional law. A standard lying between the extremes of rational-basis review and strict scrutiny. ? Under the standard, if a statute contains a quasi-suspect classification (such as gender or legitimacy), the classification must be substantially related to the achievement of an important governmental objective. ¡ª Also termed middle-level scrutiny; mid-level scrutiny; heightened scrutiny. Cf. STRICT SCRUTINY; RATIONAL-BASIS TEST. [Cases: Constitutional Law 213.
1. C.J.S. Constitutional Law ¡ì 714.]
How do Chinese legal professionals usually express the term INTERMEDIATE SCRUTINY?