Jason Williamson, senior staff attorney with the ACLU who was co-counsel on the case, said in a statement obtained by LawNewz.com, “Students should not be required to sacrifice their constitutional rights in order to further their education, and we’re thrilled that the court has permanently struck down the policy.” Williamson said that the case’s outcome “should serve as a warning to colleges and universities across the country: mandatory, suspicionless drug testing of the entire student body is inefficient, ineffective, and grossly unconstitutional.” … [Read more...] about Appeals Court Knocks Down College’s Policy Forcing Students to Take Drug Tests
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Future drug testing schemes at the college level will face difficulty equating themselves to permissible testing schemes at the high school and middle school level. Schemes applying to all incoming students are particularly suspect from a Fourth Amendment perspective. Ultimately however, a college with strong evidence of a campus drug crisis may be able to convince a court that a short-term suspicionless test, for example, would be justified in that circumstance. The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit's holding that suspicionless mandatory drug testing of college students is unconstitutional is an important ruling for the rights of students everywhere to be free of invasive, generalized searches. … [Read more...] about What the Federal Court Decision Against Blanket Drug Testing Means for Students
William P. CurranDistrict 17Who He Is: Partner at Curran & Parry in Las Vegas. Member of ABA House of Delegates since 1994. As current state delegate from Nevada, serves on ABA Nominating Committee. Vice chair of Conference of State Delegates in 2002-03. Member of Standing Committee on Criminal Justice Standards in 1983-89. President of State Bar of Nevada in 1988-89 and president of National Association of County Civil Attorneys in 1984-85. Chaired Nevada Gaming Commission in 1991-99. Received J.D. in 1972 from University of California School of Law at Boalt Hall in Berkeley. … [Read more...] about ABA Announces Nominations
“When I was 18 years old,” explains Katz, “I had the privilege of joining a transformative organization”—as a kicker for the University of Oregon football team, the Ducks. “We were in the Pac-10, but it’s in Eugene, Ore., where it is often cloudy and raining. We had no shot at all with the top recruits from Southern California. So coach Mike Bellotti had to figure out ways to stretch and optimize what some might call second-tier talent. … [Read more...] about Who’s eating law firms’ lunch?
In a move that had been in the works for a while, the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that its Clean Energy Application Centers have been rebranded as CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships, or CHP TAPs. The rebranding builds upon the Executive Order issued last year promoting CHP (i.e., combined heat and power) and aims to foster constituent understanding of the assistance that the CHP TAPs provide. … [Read more...] about Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Emphasized: Department of Energy (DOE) Rebrands Clean Energy Application Centers