Chandler v. Miller - Significance, Political Nominees Challenged Mandatory Drug Testing, State Cited Three Earlier Decisions Involving Drug Testing
Walker L. Chandler, et al.
Zell D. Miller, Governor of Georgia
That Georgia's requirement for a negative urinalysis to qualify for candidacy violated their constitutional rights under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Walker L. Chandler
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (writing for the Court), Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas
William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
15 April 1997
The Court found that the state of Georgia violated the constitutional rights of the petitioner because the negative drug test constituted a suspicionless search.
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