Skip to comments.Judge halts drug tests as condition of Florida payments
Posted on 10/24/2011 2:30:27 PM PDT by tobyhill
Florida will not be allowed to require applicants for cash assistance to needy families to pass a drug test before receiving payments, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
In a 37-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven in Orlando granted an injunction barring the state from enforcing the new law until the case is resolved.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida on behalf of a University of Central Florida student who refused to take the test when he applied for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, a federal program that provides cash assistance to families with children.
In her ruling, Scriven said the testing procedure could cause irreparable harm to recipients.
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This judge is another worthless steaming pile of yak excrement. Yakkus excrementis. It is time for REAL change.
THEN DON’T TAKE THE MONEY OR BENEFITS!!
I am furious..every job I have is based on drug tests if deemed needed by my employer or any new job requires drug testing!
What “irreparable harm”??? If he is using drugs, then get this joker out of
college” we tax payors are paying for!!!
If it’s a Federal program, the State should not be able to add conditions. However, the program should be abolished, as I don’t remember “gimme free shit” in the Constitution.
A simple way to avoid this is to eliminate all Florida state welfare programs (which we should do anyway) and then there would be much less incentive for freeloaders.
I give up.
CW 2 is coming. It can't go on forever like this.
If his children need food, fine, give him food stamps for the kids with a mandate they be used for milk, bread, basic veggies, etc.
If he can’t feed his kids what the heck is he doing in “college”???
Funny.....when I was in the Army, I got drug tested at random. As a civilian, I worked at jobs where I was given a company vehicle. Drug testing was also required. In each case, they were conditions of receiving money...which was my salary. No federal judge or ACLU lawyer had a problem with it. Neither did I.
Watch these bastards go. Another shot of power in the arm of Mexican Cartels. It is coming
Are women Judges unusually liberal or is that just me?
We need to completely overhaul this food stamp program and welfare!!!
You won’t believe the stories I hear from cashiers...limit the food stamps to basic food necessities, and do a means test to see if the person really qualifies, have drug tests or go back to the yellow govt cheese ! this is enabling at its worst!!!
“In her ruling, Scriven said the testing procedure could cause irreparable harm to recipients”
Sounds like she’s already “resolved” the case. Activist leftist. Who appointed it?
I’d just eliminate the food stamps entirely and tell him to go to his local church for some food.
who needs legislators when one judge can do the job of all of them?
welfare... only drug addicts and illegal aliens need apply!
Best idea yet!!!
If the govt wants to help..it can send surplus foods to the churches and synagogues and food pantries!
Maybe the “not so “ needy can get an app on their Iphone to find out what is in stock at St Cecelia’s today!!!
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