November 9, 2001 |
The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether all high school students who participate in extracurricular activities beyond sports can be forced to undergo random drug tests. A ruling on the issue, which can be expected by next spring, should clarify how far public school officials can go in requiring drug tests of students. The justices have said that students have lesser privacy rights than adults.
May 2, 2000
Should schools--public and private--be allowed to institute mandatory drug testing for high school athletes? MARY MULLIGAN San Clemente, Girls' Basketball Coach I feel all athletes, and all other extracurricular participants, should be subjected to random drug testing during their season of sport. I also feel all coaches should be tested as well.
October 5, 1999 |
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for mandatory drug testing for schoolteachers, rejecting a constitutional challenge that called the program "an exercise in symbolism." The justices turned down an appeal filed by the National Education Assn., the largest teachers' union, which argued that educators should not be forced to undergo urine testing unless there is evidence of a drug problem. The court's action in the school case came on the opening day of its new term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1999 |
In a society where everyone from bus drivers to supermarket cashiers is subject to random drug testing, it was only a matter of time before someone approved testing for local officials. That time has come in South El Monte. The tiny San Gabriel Valley community is believed to be the first in California to approve voluntary, random drug tests for its City Council members. The council's decision has ignited a debate about whether such tests are truly voluntary for elected officials.
March 23, 1999 |
The Supreme Court, limiting drug testing of students, refused Monday to allow a school district to test all those who violate its disciplinary rules. Although individuals who appear to be under the influence of drugs can be tested at school, officials may not routinely test groups of students, under the ruling that the high court let stand. The Constitution's 4th Amendment protects students, as well as adults, from unreasonable searches by public officials, the ruling stressed.
March 3, 1998 |
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the government to continue drug tests on federal white-collar employees whose occasional access to the White House complex could in theory pose a security risk to the president.