Anti-HSPD-12 Opponents Get Some Help

Judge to bar NASA background checks on drugs for time being, AP

"A federal judge said he planned to temporarily bar NASA from asking workers at one of its research centers during background checks whether they had ever used drugs. The drug use question was only a small part of a lawsuit filed by 28 scientists, engineers and staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena who claimed the new security measures invaded their privacy. They include senior scientists and engineers on high-profile missions including the Galileo probe to Jupiter and the Cassini spacecraft to Saturn. U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright said Monday he wanted to balance workers' rights with national security."

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