Group Says Law Prohibiting Financial Aid to Offenders Is
Unconstitutional, Hurts Lower Class
The U.S. Department of Education has recently been hit by a series of
lawsuits from groups seeking to repeal a policy that prevents college
students who have been convicted of drug offenses from receiving
federal financial aid.
The first suit concluded last week when the Department of Education
agreed to provide Students for Sensible Drug Policy, one of the groups
opposing the policy, with data on the effects of the law - broken down
by state - and waived the $4,000 fee the department had initially
planned to charge.
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