National Treasury Employees Union v. Von Raab
Significance, Impact, Further Readings
National Treasury Employees Union
William Von Raab, Commissioner, U.S. Custom Service
Chemical drug testing of U.S. Customs Service employees (considered a "search") was constitutionally intrusive and irregular under the provisions of the Fourth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Lois G. Williams
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony M. Kennedy (writing for the Court), Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
21 March 1989
The Fourth Amendment rights of U.S. Customs Service employees were not violated by drug screening for employees serving in or applicants applying for positions in which they might perform "sensitive tasks" or for employees applying for promotion to sensitive positions.
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