College drug tests halted by judge

A Missouri college’s comprehensive drug-testing plan for students will stay on hold after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order, the Associated Press reports. Linn State Technical College’s program calls for screening all first-year students and some returning students for cocaine, methamphetamines, oxycodone and eight other drugs. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit last month challenging the constitutionality of the drug testing. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey in Jefferson City granted a temporary restraining order in September, and issued a ruling Tuesday that extends the restraining order through Nov. 8…

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