Judge rules Florida’s welfare drug testing ‘unconstitutional’

US District Judge Mary S. Scriven ruled Florida's welfare drug testing as unconstitutional. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Stockmonkeys.com)

US District Judge Mary S. Scriven ruled Florida’s welfare drug testing as unconstitutional. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Stockmonkeys.com)

 

 

US District Judge Mary S. Scriven struck down a Florida law Tuesday that mandated drug testing for welfare recipients. She ruled the testing requirement was unconstitutional.

Her 30-page order made a temporary ban on the law permanent. In 2011, the legislature passed the law that required applicants seeking Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) had to pay for drug testing up front and would be reimbursed if their tests proved negative…

Click here to read about the former “unconstitutional” Florida welfare drug testing law.

 

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