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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Federal Court Upholds College Aid Restrictions for Drug Offenders

From The School Law Blog: A federal appeals court has rejected a constitutional challenge to a federal law that restricts, and in some cases bars, students with drug convictions from participation in federal college aid programs.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, in St. Louis, ruled in Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation v. Spellings that the controversial sanctions do not violate the double-jeopardy clause of the 5th Amendment.

Read full article here. Sentencing Law & Policy post here. [Brooks Holland]

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