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Judge: State College Can't Drug-Test All Students

I ain't gonna piss in a cup ...


Do colleges have a right to mandate all students pass drug tests? The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri has argued that it's an unconstitutional practice—and it seems a federal judge agrees in the case of one local college.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in 2011 against Linn State Technical College after the school mandated that all incoming students submit to a new mandatory drug-testing policy. And on Friday, a judge issued an official order, on view below, blocking the college's controversial requirement.

"Today's decision affirms the privacy and personal dignity of hundreds of students who were forced to supply their college with urine samples before they could take any classes," Tony Rothert, legal director of ACLU-EM says in a statement.