Doctrine of Unconstitutional Conditions Law and Legal Definition

Doctrine of unconstitutional-conditions is a rule of constitutional law that bars a government from imposing a condition on the grant of a benefit requiring the waiver of a constitutional right. The government cannot condition a person's receipt of a governmental benefit on the waiver of a constitutionally protected right.

It also refers to the rule that government cannot force a defendant to choose between two constitutionally protected rights.