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Federal appeals court hears arguments in challenge to welfare drug testing law

...Panuccio, an attorney for Florida Gov. Rick Scott, said after the hearing.The ACLU argues drug testing is an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment and makes unfair and baseless assumptions that welfare recipients use drugs at a higher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-11-01/federal-appeals-court-
No free drug money

We're pretty sure the Founding Fathers never thought requiring drug tests of welfare recipients was an unreasonable search. Mostly because they probably never conceived of the possibility that so many people would spend their days wasted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-10-28/no-free-drug-money
Across Georgia

...federal appeals court has ruled. The samples do not violate the inmates' privacy rights or guarantees against unreasonable search and seizure, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a unanimous decision Friday. Two inmates have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/07/met_446658.shtml
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Regulators scrap anti-money laundering rules

...a spy for Big Brother. They maintained the rules were unconstitutional and would violate prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure. The Senate joined in the criticism early this month, voting 88-0 to express support for a measure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/24/bus_257079.shtml
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U.S. judge upholds Brunswick protest rule

...city and Brunswick police officer Philip Popwell. He asserts his rights to freedom of speech and protection from unreasonable search and seizure were violated when Popwell arrested him on Aug. 26, 2009.Lyde was arrested after getting into a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-07/us-judge-upholds-brunswick-p
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Drug test welfare recipients, 2 Ga. lawmakers say

...requiring all welfare recipients to pass drug tests. It might violate privacy laws and the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizures because no evidence that recipients are actually on drugs is required, and the results can be turned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-04/drug-test-welfare-recipients
Drug tests for welfare likely to be challenged

...protecting public health.Welfare applicants who fail the tests would not be reported to police, so it's not an unreasonable search, Albers said. Test results could not be released without an applicant's permission. If people want to avoid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-03-17/drug-tests-welfare-likely-be-challe
Controversial bank rules to be dropped

...Brother. They maintain the rules are unconstitutional and would violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure. In addition to Ms. Tanoue, the FDIC board includes Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke Jr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/09/bus_255597.shtml
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Take time to remember Bill of Rights today

...bit dated, but bars the government from quartering troops in our homes.The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable search and seizure.The Fifth Amendment guarantees due process, protects us against self-incrimination and prevents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-14/take-time-remember-bill-right
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Georgia bill requires drug tests for welfare applicants

...using its law until a full trial. At issue is whether it violates the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure by requiring a test of applicants when there is no reason to suspect them of illegal activity.Spencer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-11-15/georgia-bill-requires-dr