The Chicago Tribune posted an article about the lawsuit filed today, which challenges the Chicago Housing Authority's (CHA) drug testing policy. Joseph Peery is a CHA resident and ACLU's plaintiff in the case. He has lived in a mixed-income housing development and has had to undergo annual drug testing in order to stay in his apartment. The ACLU of Illinois believes this is a violation of Mr. Peery's privacy under the 4th Amendment.
“It’s humiliating, embarrassing, stigmatizing, and it’s unfair,” Peery said in an interview. “I think it needs to end.”