Jun 202011
 
 June 20, 2011  Laws, Surveillance, Workplace

Phillip Smith reports:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has suspended his March executive order mandating random drug testing of state employees. He quietly sent a memo to agency heads on June 10 announcing the decision, but the move wasn’t publicly exposed until the ACLU of Florida posted the memo on its web site last week.

Scott issued the executive order March 22, and the ACLU of Florida responded by filing a lawsuit alleging the order violated the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure provisions. The ACLU acted on behalf of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents some 50,000 state workers and 200,000 city and county workers in the Sunshine State.

Read more on StoptheDrugWar.org.

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