Arguments set in challenge to FL drug testing law

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in a legal challenge to a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.

Reader poll

Should governments be allowed to drug test welfare recipients?

  • Yes 94%
  • No 6%

87 total votes.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued to challenge the law. A federal judge in Florida temporarily blocked the law last year pending the outcome of that legal challenge.

Florida has appealed the temporary block to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear arguments Thursday.

The ACLU argues the testing violates constitutional protection against unreasonable searches. Florida has argued that the law would save money and has said people who refused the test during the four months the law was in effect skipped it because they knew they would test positive.

The ultimate outcome could affect similar efforts in other states.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 4 months ago

Never mind the will or the People (the ones who pay the bills for these welfare losers). I hope this case is thrown out. It sucks when we are fighting our own Obama Government every day of our lives. I hope we survive it.


bigbob 2 years, 4 months ago

I hope the judge is not a dumb a$$ liberal because he wouldn't want to offend Obumma's voting base. Way of the U.S., republicans work to pay the way for the lazy democrats welfare, foodstamps, healthcare, etc.


VietVet1 2 years, 4 months ago

If we work to pay for welfare and HAVE TO PASS DRUG TEST they should have to pass to receive it! PERIOD


bigbob 2 years, 4 months ago

These dumb a$$ liberals are ruining this country. You have to pass a drug test to get a job but its offensive that people who live on wellfare have to get a drug test. And most of them are just to lazy to work.


Amazed2 2 years, 4 months ago

The current Obama administration has no interest in requiring NON WORKING Welfare applcants to pass a drug screen Kind of ironic most people now days have to pass a drug test to work but the way it is now unless the court supports the Fla Law you dont have to pass a drug test to Not Work and be eligible for free money on Welfare that the source of funds comes from people passing drug test so they can pay taxes that support welfare. Crazy!! Amazed!!!


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