English as a Second Language/Overinclusive and underinclusive
Dear Amy Baker
Kindly tell me the definition and meaning of overinclusive and underinclusive. i could not find them in Wikipedia law dictionary.
* overinclusive means including more than necessary and/or advisable as well as (when it comes to legislation) something relating to legislation that burdens more people than needed in order to accomplish its goal
* underinclusive means something that is not inclusive enough, excluding something that should otherwise be included; as a legal term: not affecting others in a similar sitiation/position with respect to the purpose of the law and particularly in violation of equal protection
Hope this helps.