The lead plaintiff in the case is Luis Lebron, a 35-year-old Navy veteran living in Orlando and attending the University of Central Florida.
A single father, he cares for his four-year-old son and disabled mother.
“The new law assumes that everyone who needs a little help has a drug problem,” Lebron said Wednesday. “It’s wrong and unfair. It judges a whole group of people on their temporary economic situation.”
Under the drug testing law, welfare applicants are required to pay for the test but are reimbursed by the state if it is negative.
Positive tests carry an immediate six-month ban on receiving welfare cash. A second positive test results in a three-year ban.
how bout we stop providing welfare in florida
Of course. It's what they do.
Child abuse charges if you fail the drug test? Huh?
Where in the constitution is he granted a right to taxpayer-paid funds?
They will lose this one.
Hey, I had to pass a drug test to get my job, and hubby had to take one whenever they tell him to. Why shouldn’t they have to take one? So it’s ok for me to take one in order to support them, but they should e exempt? Sheesh.
If the providers of the money have to take drug tests, why shouldn't those getting the money?
On one job, I administered some of the tests. One of the things we told new hires was that "No, you are not required to take the test, but if you don't, the company is not required to give you a job."
I don't see why it should be any different for public assistance.
Besides, if you can afford the illegal drugs, you don't much need the assistance, now do you?
no fourth amendment violation is there. you do not have to accept help therefore if you choose not to accept help you don’t have to have the test.
Gawd I am sick of these people.
How about a public campaign pointing out that the ACLU supports illegal drug users. I say it is high time the ACLU get it’s own medicine. Every time the ACLU supports a cause like this, the people ought to fight back.
Yup, the welfare class lives better than those of us idiots paying the bill.
Ya, I am starting to think I am just as dumb as Obama for continuing to work 14-18 hours a day to pay for this crap.
I had to pee in a cup a week ago just so I could work my a$$ off to pay the taxes for someone else to sit on theirs.
I’m a little miffed.
The ACLU is a Communist front organization. See their charter. That’s all one needs to know.
This is precisely why I’d vote for Michael Savage for President if he ran. He knows who the real enemies of America are. What candidate has so much as mentioned the ACLU, let alone promised to take them on as the legal racketeering group they are? Answer: no one.
Meanwhile, if I want to fly on a commercial airplane, I have to let someone “touch my junk” or go to jail but that’s NOT a violation of the 4th?
Flippin’ bottom-feeding, bottom tier lawyers who can’t get jobs at real law firms so they have to join the aCLU as a way of making themselves a royal pain in the ass to decent, normal Americans.
I have a different perspective. I think it’s illegal to test for drugs in ANYBODY! For the same reasons given in the law suit. I hope they win. Not because welfare recipients should be exempt while workers aren’t, but because nobody should have to have their civil rights violated.
Workers aren’t guaranteed a constitutional right to being hired on a job, either!!
I don’t do drugs, but I RESENT having to prove I’m not guilty! By golly, if my job performance indicates differently, then that’s a different story. I don’t think anybody should have the right to check your credit before hiring you, either.
Welfare Drug Tests a.k.a. Urine the Money!
Hey ACLU, you want to drive-get a license. You want to be a doctor-get a medical license. Lots of things have preconditions.
Be a US citizen and still be bresthing to vote, for example.
If they want OUR money, then they will follow the rules that are established.