FL: ACLU sues state for drug testing welfare recipients

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September 7, 2011
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"The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is taking Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to court, forcing him to defend his highly controversial law requiring all welfare recipients to be screened for drugs. The ACLU Tuesday sued the state of Florida on behalf of 35-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Luis Lebron, a single parent who lost his job in 2008 after his employer downsized. Lebron says he does not take illegal drugs but contacted the ACLU because 'it really hit hard when I had to go down there and go through this.'" [editor's note: As I said before, got no real problem with such testing of government-aid recipients ... long as they begin with elected politicians and CORPORATE welfare queens! - SAT] (09/07/11)


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