U.S. Department of Education

A class action lawsuit filed in South Dakota by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleges financial aid is denied to students convicted of drug offences and argues that the federal law is unconstitutional. The suit claims that by denying aid, people are punished twice for the same offence, making education difficult to obtain for some students. According to the ACLU, approximately 200,000 mainly low income and minority college students have lost aid due to this law.

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