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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Ferguson v. City of Charleston
Citation:532 U.S. 67 (2001)
Ferguson (Petitioner), who had received obstetrical care at a state hospital, sued the City of Charleston (Respondent) challenging its drug testing policy for patients at state hospitals, arguing that it violated the Fourth Amendment. The policy allowed for drug screens on urine samples from maternity patients who were suspected of using cocaine. Ferguson’s drug screen tested positive for cocaine, and she was arrested.
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