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YVONNE TAYLOR individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated et al. Plaintiffs-Appellees
vs.
JAMES E. O'GRADY in his official capacity as Sheriff of Cook County Illinois; PHILIP T. HARDIMAN in his official capacity as the Executive Director of the Cook County Department of Corrections and the COUNTY OF COOK ILLINOIS a body corporate and politic Defendants-Appellants


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Issues:
Pre-employment testing, random testing, follow-up testing, policy and procedures, public employees, Fourth Amendment.
 
Case Summary:
Yvonne Taylor files suit against the Sheriff of Cook County. Talyor seeks to halt drug testing of sheriff employees claiming that such testing violates the United States constitution.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois declared the sheriff's drug testing policy unconstitutional. The court enjoined the sheriff's department from further testing. The Cook County Sheriff appeals.
 
Outcome:
The United States Court of Appeals vacated the lower court decision. The court remanded the case back to district court instructing all parties to fashion a limited drug testing policy. The court found that the testing policy in question was constitutional but to broad in scope.