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VINCENT DIMEO et al. Plaintiffs-Appellees
vs.
FARRELL J. GRIFFIN in his official capacity as Chairman of the Illinois Racing Board and DAVID L. DIANA et al. in their official capacities as members of the Illinois Racing Board Defendants-Appellants


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Issues:
Random drug testing, Fourth Amendment, search, policy and procedure, evidence.
 
Case Summary:
The Illinois Racing Board appeals a lower court's ruling in a case involving the board's proposed drug testing policy. Vincent Dimeo and other jockeys filed suit, challenging the board's plan to randomly test all jockeys. Dimeo and the others argued that the policy violated their Fourth Amendment rights.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favor of Dimeo and the other jockeys. The court noted that the racing board failed to prove a drug abuse problem existed among the jockeys. The board now appeals.
 
Outcome:
The racing board wins. The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the lower jurisdiction and remanded the case with instructions to dismiss the suit. The appeals court ruled that the board's drug testing program was reasonable and constitutional.