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Drug Testing for Candidates:
Chandler v. Miller
Argued: Jan. 14, 1997 Decided: April 15, 1997
Vote: 8 to 1
At Issue: Whether a Georgia statute requiring candidates for elected office to prove they have passed drug tests violates Fourth Amendment principles, and whether it violates voters' First Amendment rights to choose their elected officials.
Decision: The Court ruled that states may not force political candidates to take drug tests.

Read the full text of the Chandler v. Miller decision at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

Listen to the Chandler v. Miller oral argument in RealAudio at the Oyez Oyez Oyez Web site.


Background from The Post
Drug Testing of Candidates Struck Down by High Court (April 16, 1997)
Georgia Cites Barry Case in Defense of Drug Tests (Jan. 15, 1997)


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