Tag Archives: ACLU

State News
February 14, 2018

Republican leader proposes drug testing for welfare recipients

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger House Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner is proposing a bill that would allow for drug testing of people receiving financial assistance through a state program for low-income families.

If a test comes back positive for an illegal substance, a person in…

Local News
February 14, 2018

Saliva testing for pot?

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A panel of lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to use saliva testing to detect the presence of drugs in motorists.

The House Transportation Committee approved the bill, H.237, on Friday, Feb. 9, by a…

State News
August 23, 2017

Suit over police use of “sniff test” goes to Vt. top court

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A lawsuit over a traffic stop in Wallingford and subsequent vehicle search that police justified based on a whiff of marijuana is heading to the Vermont Supreme Court.

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the…