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Judge Alito Joins Ruling Denying Privacy Rights for Students Over Drug Use Survey

A federal appeals court that included Judge Samuel Alito Jr. yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against a Bergen County school district over a survey that asked students about their sexual activities and drug and alcohol use. The three-judge appeals court unanimously concluded the anonymous survey -- given to students in the seventh through 12th grades -- did not violate the constitutional privacy rights of either the students or their parents.

Alito joins ruling on privacy rights, Newark Star Ledger, December 2, 2005.