Federal Judge Throws Out Florida’s Suspicionless Welfare Drug Testing Law

In a ruling released this week, U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven has put a permanent halt on Florida’s suspicionless drug testing of welfaredrugtesting applicants and recipients, which was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in 2011.

“There is nothing inherent in the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a concrete danger that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use,” Scriven wrote in her official opinion of the case; Lebron v. Florida Department of Children and Families. Scriven found that; “there is no set of circumstances under which the warrantless, suspicionless drug testing at issue in this case could be constitutionally applied.”

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