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University of Nebraska Cornhuskers shuck the Constitution with COVID testing demands

** Press statement and Media Availability ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2020 CONTACT: Media Avail. Kerri Toloczko, Kerri.Toloczko@theacru.org  703-473-4367 University of Nebraska Cornhuskers shuck the Constitution with COVID testing demands American Constitution Rights Union says University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green must rescind mandatory COVID testing and restore students’ freedom and privacy Naples. FL—On January 13, American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) asserts that the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have shucked the Constitution. ACRU sent a letter to University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green demanding he rescind unconstitutional and invasive mandatory COVID-19 testing on UN-Lincoln campus and restore students’ rights to freedom of movement and medical privacy. On December 9, 2020—nearly a month after students chose either in person, hybrid or online classes for the spring semester—Chancellor Green issued an edict requiring students to take a COVID test every two weeks as a prerequisite to accessing dorms, classrooms and dining halls. These tests are to be tracked on a personal smart phone app that color codes the student’s compliance. If students refuse the mandatory testing, have the “wrong” color on the app, or experience a software glitch, they will be denied access to classes, beds and meals for which they have already paid. ACRU President Lori Roman included several instances of case law demonstrating that the school’s mandatory testing program is unconstitutional in the organization’s letter to Chancellor Green. “This demand for a medical procedure and the tracking of student movement is reminiscent of methods used by totalitarian regimes to control the movements of oppressed citizens and in no way reflects the freedom and liberty codified in our founding,” notes Roman. “We supplied Chancellor Green with Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment cases that deemed coerced capture of any bodily fluids unlawful under ‘unreasonable search and seizure’ guidelines, including a case specific to widespread student testing. “Using a ‘passport’ app to track movements counters precedent that such tracking is only lawful when an individual has been associated with personal wrongdoing,’ Roman continued. “The University is also violating its own anti-discrimination policy by creating and punishing a class of students who object to mandatory testing based on religious or political beliefs.” Chancellor Green claims testing is ‘free,’ but the average cost of a COVID test in Nebraska is $170. Even if the school receives a significant discount, testing 25,000 students every two weeks could run into the millions. Student Rylan Korpi, a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln chapter of Students for Liberty, has serious concerns about freedom, privacy and the financial impact of testing on students and families. “This comes as our university is cutting $38 million from programs, staff and graduate student funding,” notes Korpi. Until the December 9 mandatory testing edict, the University noted its success in keeping COVID cases at a minimum by having students observe CDC guidelines on mask wearing, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. “Many students are concerned about the false sense of security mandatory testing will bring,” continues Korpi. “So far, students avoided large gatherings and only tested [...]

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