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A research analyst for the Indiana Department of Corrections was told that she would have to submit to a psychological examination in order to keep her job. She took the exam, which lasted two hours and contained many questions related to details of her personal life. She sued, claiming that the test violated her constitutional rights. What should the court decide (your opinion)? Why? After writing your initial thoughts, use the Internet to look up the case. What was the actual decision and why? (Greenawalt v. Indiana Department of Corrections, 397 F.3d 587 [7th Cir. 2005])

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I do not believe that the psychological tests violated her constitutional rights, due to the fact that this examination is a methodology that is used to obtain pertinent information that the department deems necessary in order for them to be able to ascertain whether an individual is suitably fit to ...