Constitutional Appeal: Public Defender Files Constitutional Lawsuit on Legality of "Street Drug Testing" (November 2015)

Date: 24 November 2015

This Constitutional Appeal was published by the Public Defender of Georgia in November 2015. The appeal calls out a series of practices by law enforcement when dealing with drug testing that are seen to be contrary with constitutional norms.

The appeal points to the "street drug testing", and its selection process, which equals a restriction of freedom. It also raises the issues of the vagueness of Georgia’s drug legislation, the violation of right to dignity and privacy through compulsory testing, and the failure to provide people that have been illegally detained with the right to an effective trial.

Read the constitutional appeal here.

Citation: Public Defender of Georgia, 'Public Defender Files Constitutional Lawsuit on Legality of "Street Drug Testing"' (2015)

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