Politics

Rick Scott Has His Drug Test Appeal Shot Down by Federal Court

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta unanimously ruled that a lower court's decision to halt the enforcement of Rick Scott's law that forced welfare recipients to take drug tests was good.

Back in May 2011, Scott signed into law a bill requiring that Florida's TANF welfare recipients pass a drug test. This led to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida to call the bill an invasive, mandatory bodily-fluid search. 

A federal judge agreed that the bill was an invasion of privacy and personal dignity to thousands and a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said that Scott and the state failed to show that the drug testing plan was so critical that the Fourth Amendment should be pissed on (pun!).

No doubt Scott (and the teabaggers) will take this fight as far as he can.

Because government should not be allowed to muscle into and run people's lives unless we're talking about the lives of minorities who need financial assistance because then it's apparently cool!!


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