A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who campaigned on a promise to expand drug testing, said he would appeal the ruling.
The law took effect in July 2011 and required parents to undergo and pay for urine tests for illegal drugs when they applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federal-state program that helps poor people with children pay for food, shelter and necessities.
The testing fee of $25 to $45 was to be repaid by the state if the test came back negative, but applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving benefits for a year.
JD, your are sooooooooo right.
Well, hell folks, if they take away their WELFARE DOLLARS that you and I pay, how are they going to afford their drugs. No concern for the food on the table for the illegitimate babies.....just don't take away their drug money!!!!! Sounds reasonable. What do you bet this thug on the bench is a democrat?????
He is in the muslim commie bastards pocket. If he is right then why do a lot of us have to pee in a jar a few times a year and randumly to keep our jobs.
I wish that congress would take a drug test. If you are on drugs and that is the most likely reason why you are not working. If your normal you'll vote for the republicans so keep them messed up. That's why the democrats are pushing for legalizing Marrajuana.
31 years in the Navy and I was peeing in the bottle right up until the time I retired. Many communities require their firefighters and policemen to do the same. I see no reason why those accepting taxpayer dollars shouldn't have to do the same. The judge is a douche.
In order to SERVE your country you have to be tested routinely but those who STEAL from the institution of which we serve you get a free pass? Definitely demoncat logic at work here...guaranteed. I don't even have to look any deeper to confirm it.
I would do it another way. You can volunteer to take the drug test and if you pass you get welfare if you can prove you are a citizen.
Verrry good! I wish I'd thought of that. I like the way you think.
What about the violations of our 4th amend rights at the airport by the DHS gestapho?
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". Its time for restoration.
There we go with the liberal judges...funny how they revere our Constitution as gospel...except with any issue presented by, or for, conservatives. Liberal courts/judges, are accessories to crime...all forms of crime. They have aided and abetted every form of social-decline we are witnessing...the plunge will continue until the left lose power.