The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row prisoners who have challenged the legality of the state's lethal injection drugs. The stay comes just one day before one of the inmates, Clayton Lockett, was to be executed and one week before Charles Warner was scheduled ...[read more]
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have mandated drug testing for some public benefit applicants in the state. North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, a supporter of the bill, released a statement expressing disappointment in the governor's veto. In the ...[read more]
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU-IL) has filed a class-action lawsuit on Thursday against the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) challenging its policy requiring drug testing of residents in mixed-income developments. The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Northern ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that Florida Governor Rick Scott cannot require all state employees to take random drug tests. Executive Order 11-58, issued in March 2011, would subject all state employees to drug testing, regardless of whether they were suspected ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist John McAvoy, Widener University School of Law Class of 2013, explains how public policy affected the outcome of Lebron v. Wilkins...
The Power of Public Policy
The notion of drug testing welfare recipients has recently become a highly publicized and debated issue. ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist, Ilan Wurman, Stanford Law School Class of 2013, discusses drug testing welfare recipients and argues that the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit misapplied the doctrine of unconstitutional conditions...
On February 26, 2013, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a lower court was correct in blocking a Florida law that had required welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. The US District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled that the law violated ...[read more]
A judge for the the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Thursday blocked an executive order that mandates Florida state government agencies provide pre-employment drug screening for all prospective employees and provide for random drug testing of all current agency employees ...[read more]
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) on Wednesday sued the Solanco School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on behalf of an 11-year-old girl who is required to submit to a drug test. The new school policy requires that students who participate in extracurricular ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Monday temporarily blocked a new Florida law that had required welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. Judge Mary Scriven said that the law might violate applicants' Fourth Amendment protection ...[read more]