Unlawful Florida.

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    Not only is the measure un-Constitutional per Marchwinski v. Howard, the case noted in the article struck down by a Federal court, but other states have rejected such programs finding them to be ineffective. In addition, the state of Florida rejected a similar plan ten years ago as having no effect on decreasing drug use.

    This measure is merely a punitive effort against those applying for public assistance, predicated on the fallacy that those who apply for assistance are potential drug abusers and criminals and should be presumed guilty accordingly.

    From the ruling striking down the similar Michigan law:

     
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    Thanks for proving, again, that you know less than nothing about the law. Even the ACLU does not claim that testing welfare recipients is unconstitutional.

    Drug Testing of Public Assistance Recipients as a Condition of Eligibility | American Civil Liberties Union
     
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    To be fair, it was also going to be an easy way for Rick Scott to profit off of his big government legislation.
     
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    Right. He owns a company that does the testing.

    He also is going to test government workers.
     
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    Hey. You're on the ball !
    Florida is eat up with murkins who just lub summa that thar kaptalizm and voting for Geeziss loving 'publikkinz who are serving the public only because they LOOOOOOOVE murka.
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