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Constitutional Law: Hypothetical questions.Analyze the candidates likelihood of success in their lawsuit?

The Human Genome Project has revealed genetic markers that will indicate a person's likelihood of being afflicted with certain physical and mental health conditions. The Maine State Police Department has high turnover rates in it's employees because of medical conditions that prevented officers from working in their jobs, which required them to be physically able to pursue and subdue violent criminals. The high turnover rate caused the state to incur high training costs for replacement officers. At the time, training cost the state approximately $500,000 per officer. Assume that the state of maine has issued a law requiring all persons applying for jobs as police officers to submit to genetic testing and that the main state police department must reject all candidates for whom such test reveal a certainty or strong likelihood that a candidate will become afflicted by a laundry list of health conditions, Schizophrenia, a mental disease, was on the list. It was included because, in the recent past, a police officer suffering from undiagnosed schizophrenia had a psychotic breakdown and shot numerous innocent civilians with his service weapon. For well-qualified candidates were denied employment because they had genetic markers for schizophrenia. They filed suit, alleging that denial of employment violated their due process rights. Experts at trial uniformly testified that the genetic markers for schizophrenia meant that a person was likely, though not certain, to suffer from the disease. and that the severity of the symptoms may vary. Analyze the candidates likelihood of success in their lawsuit

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  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Likelyhood that I would ever work for an outfit that required such a ludicrous process… LOW

    If they were told before hand any and all conditions that were being tested for and they agreed to the testing willingly and knowingly of all parameters… LOW chance of winning.

    Source(s): Commo Sense.
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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