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The Nation

The Justice Department asked the federal appeals court in Washington to uphold random urine testing of Transportation Department and civilian Army employees, saying it is crucial to help the government combat the “crisis” of illegal drug use. But a lawyer for the employees urged the court to find that the testing is unreasonable and that there was no evidence of widespread drug problems among government workers. The Transportation Department testing was upheld last year by a lower court judge. The Army program was declared unconstitutional earlier this year by another federal judge.


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