Washington Law Review


In Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not protect the privacy interests of the nation's public school student-athletes from mandatory, random urinalysis drug-testing. This Comment argues that article I, section 7 of the Washington State Constitution provides Washington's student-athletes greater protection than the Fourth Amendment and, consequently, proscribes mandatory, random urinalysis drug-testing. It concludes by providing parameters for student-athlete drug-testing programs that will pass state constitutional muster.

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