Category Archives: Illegal Search and Seizure

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 →

Strip Searches in the School Environment: The Reasonableness Standard

Continuing our series on what is permissible regarding school searches, we turn to how far officials can go when investigating students suspected of criminal activity. The school environment does permit searches under certain circumstances,... Continue reading →