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 June 1, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Kathleen Haughney reports:

Thousands of the state’s poorest Floridians will have to take a drug test if they want to qualify for welfare assistance, under a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott Monday.

The idea, plugged by Scott and the GOP-dominated Legislature, is that drug tests will root out welfare recipients who are using public dollars to buy drugs. But Democrats and advocates for the poor say the requirement could violate individuals’ constitutional rights to privacy, and the American Civil Liberties Union is likely to challenge the law in court.

Read more in the Sun-Sentinel.

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