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-*[http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html"Welfare Drug Testing." American Civil Liberties Union. 15 Apr 2003. Path: Drug Testing.] 
-*[http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/testing/34822res20080408.html "Drug Testing of Public Assistance Recipients as a Condition of Eligibility." American Civil Liberties Union. 8 Apr 2003.] 
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 +*[http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/index.html"Welfare Drug Testing." American Civil Liberties Union. 15 Apr 2003. Path: Drug Testing.]
 +*[http://www.aclu.org/drugpolicy/testing/34822res20080408.html "Drug Testing of Public Assistance Recipients as a Condition of Eligibility." American Civil Liberties Union. 8 Apr 2003.]
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Should welfare recipients be forced to take mandatory drug tests?

Background and context

Is random drug testing of welfare recipients constitutional?

Yes

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No

  • Mandatory drug testing violates the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure, and because mandatory drug testing is considered a search, it should be proven necessary for public safety before it is undertaken.[1]


Would the practice stigmatize welfare recipients?

Yes

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No

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Is random drug testing of welfare recipients cost-effective?

Yes

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No

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Is urinalysis the most effective means of detecting drugs?

Yes

No

Pro/con resources

Yes


No

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