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Justice Backs Drug Testing
Fri May 16, 6:14 PM ET
By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (news - web
sites) told students Friday that school drug testing is a
reasonable way to stop children from experimenting with
Breyer explained his deciding vote in a case last June that
gave school leaders nationwide a free hand to randomly test
students who participate in competitive after-school
activities or teams.
The court ruled 5-4 that schools' interest in ridding their
campuses of drugs outweighs students' right to privacy.
A student at Bell Multicultural Sr. High School in Washington
asked the justice what he thought about students who don't
want to be forced to take drug tests.
"There are a lot of people who are under pressure from their
peers to try the drugs. Sometimes that's hard to resist," said
Breyer, a father of three.
He said drug testing for participation in extracurricular
activities helps people who don't want to use drugs. A student
"can say to his friends `Well I want to go out for sports next
year, well I want to join the debate team, well I want to be
on the newspaper, so you see I can't.'"
Breyer, who frequently votes with the court liberals, joined
conservatives in the drug testing case from Oklahoma. The
other justices who supported the challenged policy were Chief
Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Antonin Scalia (news
- web sites), Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas (news -
"That was a reasonable thing for the school system to try,"
Breyer said. "I've seen enough people really ruined by this
stuff that I can easily understand how the schools would want
to try something like that."
The ruling did not authorize random tests for any student, but
justices could deal with that issue later.
Breyer was fielding questions as part of an educational series
televised by C-SPAN. He also talked about threats to civil
liberties in the government's war on terrorism. He told
students that everyone should be involved in making sure
constitutional rights are not eroded.
"You are part of this democratic process," he said.