DOT Drug Testing Rule Intrusive But Legal: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (May 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While it is “highly intrusive,” a U.S. Department of Transportation regulation mandating that certain workers in the public transportation industry undergo supervised urine testing for drugs is not illegal, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Friday that a 2008 DOT regulation requiring direct observation of certain urine tests is not arbitrary and capricious and doesn't violate the Fourth Amendment.

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