Apr 262012
 April 26, 2012  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, Workplace

Great news from Baylor Johnson of the ACLU of Florida:

Two months ago, I was sitting in a federal courtroom in Miami watching as our staff attorney, Shalini Goel  Agarwal, argued for the rights of Florida state workers against invasive, suspicionless mandatory bodily-fluid searches. The ACLU of Florida, on behalf of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was challenging an executive order issued by Gov. Rick Scott requiring random drug testing for state employees.

Today, a decision came down in that case affirming the privacy and personal dignity of thousands of state employees by declaring the order a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Without a “compelling need,” a search of your bodily fluids is exactly the kind of unreasonable search and seizure the Constitution clearly bars.

Read more on the ACLU’s web site and congratulations to them or their successful advocacy!

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