Andrew Kopon Jr. Wins Appeal Before U. S. Seventh Circuit
Andrew Kopon Jr. won an appeal before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on March 29, 2017. The Court found in favor of all the defendants, including the private Catholic school, the school’s religious sponsor, and the school’s guidance counselor, and against the seven plaintiffs in the case, who had alleged that the mandatory drug testing program at the school was discriminatory. Chief Judge Diane Wood, joined in the unanimous decision by Judges Richard Posner and David Hamilton, held that the District Court was correct in dismissing pursuant to defendants’ Rule 12(b)(6) the plaintiffs’ complaint, since the plaintiffs failed to allege a cause of action for discrimination or a violation of any federal statute. The Court’s Opinion is below.