3 Wm. Mitchell J.L. & Prac. 2

By: Professor Michael K. Jordan[Y]

Few, if any, would question the need to interdict the movement of drugs across the borders of the United States.  The problems caused by the sale of drugs on our streets and the resulting indirect and direct hardship on every citizen cannot be doubted.  Now the tough question: how far are we willing to go in stopping, or at least curtailing this drug trafficking?  Should we subject individuals who have no history of drug use to drug testing simply because they are involved in the front-line defense against drug traffickers?  Is the risk that these individuals may have their integrity compromised by drug use sufficient to justify drug testing of them, even if there is no evidence of their using drugs? Continue reading