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The Nation

Thirty employees in the Executive Office of the President will have a hearing in May in federal court on their suit, filed in January, charging that mandatory random drug tests are unnecessary and unconstitutional. A hearing had been scheduled in U.S. District Court in Washington for next month but, at the request of the government, it was postponed until May 11 so that the Justice Department could review a Supreme Court ruling last week that allowed the government to test railroad workers after accidents and applicants for U.S. Customs Service jobs involving drug interdiction. The White House has agreed not to start testing until 10 days after the hearing, if it is not prevented from doing so by the court.


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