Constitutional Analysis of Suspicionless Drug Testing Requirements for the Receipt of Governmental Benefits

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This report gives an overview of the issues related to federal or state laws that condition the initial or ongoing receipt of governmental benefits on passing drug tests. These regulations are vulnerable to constitutional challenge, most often due to issues of personal privacy and Fourth Amendment protections against "unreasonable searches."

Creator(s): Carpenter, David H.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 19, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Carpenter, David H.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 19, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report gives an overview of the issues related to federal or state laws that condition the initial or ongoing receipt of governmental benefits on passing drug tests. These regulations are vulnerable to constitutional challenge, most often due to issues of personal privacy and Fourth Amendment protections against "unreasonable searches."

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16 pages.

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