If You Want to Keep Your Urine, Bring it to England


Students for Sensible Drug Policy (in a press release that's not online yet) reports that lawyers at the British Department for Education and Skills have warned Prime Minister Tony Blair that students who are compelled to take drug tests can sue the government for violating their privacy under the Human Rights Act. By contrast, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Fourth Amendment does not bar suspicionless drug testing of student athletes or students who participate in other extracurricular activities. Last week the House of Representatives approved $10 million requested by the Bush administration to help fund random testing at schools throughout the country.