Florida’s Drug Testing for Public Assistance Benefits Ruled Unconstitutional

On New Year’s Eve, a federal judge dealt a blow to the war on America’s poor before ringing in 2014. Judge Mary S. Scriven of the U.S. District Court in Orlando deemed Florida’s law requiring welfare applicants to undergo mandatory drug testing unconstitutional. This ruling deals a significant blow to state efforts that aim to strip the poor and needy of their rights to privacy in a misguided attempt to save taxpayer money. This not only makes permanent a ban on testing welfare recipients in Florida, but will ultimately affect similar laws nationwide.

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