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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Court kills Florida law to drug test welfare recipients

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM

A federal appellate court has conclusively stomped a Florida law that required drug testing of all welfare recipients. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has pursued every appeal avenue despite clearprecedent that the testing amounted to unconstitutional searches.

I note this merely for the education of Arkansas legislators. Drug-testing of various government program beneficiaries is a popular topic among Arkansas legislators. A bill to require random drug testing for unemployment benefit recipients passed the Arkansas Senate in 2013,


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