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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Ruled Unconstitutional

"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."* Ana Kasparian, Cara Santa Maria (Take Part Live), Jimmy Dore (TYTComedy) and John Iadarola (TYT University) break it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Reuters / The Huffington Post:

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