Category Archives: Illegal Search and Seizure

Does Use of Over-the-Counter Meds Provide Grounds for Searching a Student?

Over-the-counter medications (OTC) offer quick, cheap, and convenient relief when you get the sniffles, need a caffeine pick-me-up, or are feeling achy. They get their name because they are available without a prescription from a doctor. The FDA has... Continue reading →

School Drug Testing From the Perspective of Students

Drug testing in schools is a relatively recent constitutional issue, coming before courts more often in the 1980s during the government’s “War on Drugs” and attempts to keep controlled substances out of the hands of children. At its core, drug... Continue reading →

School Drug Testing From the Perspective of Parents

Though it is important for students to understand how school policies impact their own constitutional rights, parents also have an interest in knowing the effects of these policies on their children. Drug testing is a key issue in recent years as... Continue reading →