Tag: Drug Testing

2
Feb

Student Victory in the Courts Against Suspicionless Drug Testing

Linn State Plaintiffs Triumph in Latest Ruling Students for Sensible Drug Policy has long advocated against student drug testing, an invasive and counterproductive practice that is disfavored by numerous professional associations.  In December, SSDP secured a major victory for the Constitution when the Eighth Circuit ruled that suspicionless drug testing of college students is unconstitutional. In 2011, SSDP members at

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19
Sep

Mandatory and Suspicionless Drug Testing Program at Linn State Technical College Ruled Unconstitutional

Students of Linn State Technical College in Jefferson City, Missouri celebrated a win for their Fourth Amendment rights today when a U.S. district court judge ruled the school’s mandatory drug testing policy unconstitutional. In the fall of 2011, the two-year public college enacted a suspicion less drug testing program that required all incoming freshmen and students returning from a six-month

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5
Sep

Lessons We Can Learn: The Taboo That Ended Electric Zoo

This blog was written by Garrett Llopiz, the Founder & President of the University of North Florida SSDP chapter, and also one of the Florida Regional Organizers for the AMPLIFY Project.   “It’s not a war on drugs; it’s a war on personal freedom. Keep that in mind at all times.” Bill Hicks said it the best, and this war on personal

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31
Dec

Drug Testing for Corporate Welfare Recipients

The proponents of the War on Drugs never take a rest from conjuring up new and cruel ways to beat up on vulnerable populations for political gain. 2011 saw the rapid emergence of a particular nasty variety of this drug warrior tact, drug testing the poor to receive public assistance. Regardless of how one feels about the concept of public

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11
Nov

The Linn State SSDP Saga

As our chapter prepares for the first ever Students for Sensible Drug Policy event on our campus, I reflect on the cause of events that sparked our motivation. This semester, Linn State Technical College demanded that every incoming student submit to an unconstitutional drug test to remain a registered student. Along with student’s having their Fourth Amendment infringed upon, also

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25
Aug

Yet Another Study Shows Student Drug Testing Doesn't Work

A new study is once again proving that student drug testing programs are ineffective at reducing drug use.     The study, published online in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, was based on a nationally representative sample of 940 high school students across the country. The teens were surveyed by telephone in 2007 and 2008. Overall, 27% of the students said

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20
Feb

Drug War Injustice

The drug war continues to wreak havoc on the lives of U.S. citizens. It continues to wreak havoc on the lives of non-U.S. citizens, too. But we just heard of this case of an Oklahoma woman being sent to prison for a decade for dealing marijuana in front of her children; the grandmother has received a non-custodial sentence, but still

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4
Sep

Drug Testing for the Scrap Booking Club?

Parents of a student in the Delaware Valley School District have threatened a law suit over the student drug testing policy that requires all students to be tested if they want to participate in sports, extra curricular activities or have campus parking permits. The student in question wanted to be part of the scrap-booking club and her parents asked that she be

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