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  • Judge halts drug tests as condition of Florida payments

    10/24/2011 2:30:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/24/2011 | Michael Peltier
    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...