Drug Testing

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Mandatory Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Mandatory Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

2003-12-18 00:00:00

Michigan’s attempt to impose mandatory drug tests on all welfare recipients has finally come to an end, the American Civil Liberties Union announced today after a settlement was reached with the Family Independence Agency (FIA). The FIA can now require drug testing of welfare recipients only where there is a reasonable suspicion that the recipient is using drugs.

ACLU Wins Drug Testing Lawsuit in Court of Appeals

ACLU Wins Drug Testing Lawsuit in Court of Appeals

In a victory for privacy rights, the ACLU of Michigan announced today that a special 12-member panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has halted the State’s attempt to impose mandatory drug tests on all welfare recipients. Michigan is the only state in the country to require drug testing without reason to suspect drug use.

ACLU Gains Attention of Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

ACLU Gains Attention of Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

2003-01-24 00:00:00

In an interesting turn of events this week, the ACLU of Michigan was victorious on two different cases that are before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

The Sixth Circuit has agreed to rehear the case regarding the drug testing of welfare recipients, Marchwinski et al., v. Family Independence Agency, et al, but has denied the government’s request for an en banc court to rehear the closed immigration hearings decision.

Court Asked to Strike Down High School Drug Testing Policy

Court Asked to Strike Down High School Drug Testing Policy

2001-06-05 00:00:00

To stop Grand Blanc High School's drug testing program, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a motion on Tuesday in an on-going lawsuit asking that the Genesee County Circuit Court rule the school's policy a violation of the Michigan Constitution's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

ACLU Fact Sheets: Michigan’s Drug Testing Law

ACLU Fact Sheets: Michigan’s Drug Testing Law

2000-09-01 00:00:00

Marchwinski v. Family Independence Agency

Michigan stands alone in requiring its residents to provide a drug-free urine sample in order to continue receiving the state's assistance in achieving "family independence."

Because abuse of alcohol and other drugs, often in conjunction with mental health problems, can interfere with employment, most states have created substance abuse treatment and counseling -- and every state except Michigan has determined that these treatment programs will work better without coerced drug testing.

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