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Drug testing students allowed to stand

In the mid-to- late 1990s, the ACLU of Indiana (then known as the Indiana Civil Liberties Union or ICLU) brought suit against several schools for policies regarding student drug testing.

By a vote of 5 to 4, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of mandatory drug testing, saying students participating in extracurricular activities had a diminished expectation of privacy.

In 2002, when the Supreme Court of the United States did hear a case brought by two Tecumseh, Oklahoma students on Fourth Amendment grounds, the Court upheld 5-4 the constitutionality of mandatory drug testing, saying that students participating in extracurricular activities had a diminished expectation of privacy, and that the policy furthered an important interest of the school in preventing drug abuse among students.