UPDATE: ACLU files suit over Missouri college's drug testing

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | 8:41 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A new comprehensive drug-testing program at a Missouri technical college has been put on hold by a federal judge.

An attorney for Linn State Technical College told The Associated Press in an email that a judge issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday evening, hours after the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of several students challenging the tests.

The ACLU's lawsuit states the "suspicionless" drug tests of all first-year students and some returning students violate their civil rights.

Attorney Kent Brown, representing the college, said the temporary restraining order stays further implementation of the drug screenings until a court hearing can be scheduled.


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