Government interest, or significant government interest, or compelling government interest, is a concept in law that allows the government to regulate a given matter. For instance, there has been held to be a compelling government interest in restricting access to unapproved drugs. Protecting residential privacy has been recognized as a significant government interest by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
- Currie, Peter M. (2006–2007), Restricting Access to Unapproved Drugs: A Compelling Government Interest 20, J.L. & Health, p. 309
- M Sweet (2003), Political E-Mail: Protected Speech or Unwelcome Spam?, Duke L. & Tech. Rev.
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