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  • Appeals Court Blocks Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked Florida’s efforts to test welfare applicants for drug use.Without striking down the drug-testing requirement, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that Florida had not shown a "special need" that justified suspending Fourth*Amendment*protections*against unreasonable searches.The ruling casts doubt on a handful*of laws passed by Republican-controlled legislatures since 2011.Only Florida and Georgia have laws that allow drug testing of all*welfare*applicants. Arizona, Missouri, Utah and Oklahoma have laws that*permit*drug testing when there is*suspicion*of drug use by applicants, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.The ruling affirmed a lower court's decision temporarily*suspending. . . . .

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    Re: Appeals Court Blocks Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants

    They are to high or stoned to go look for work. Good enough reason for me.
    Due to a recent promotion, I should now be referred to as Major Obvious.

    I would not be trying to provide information and knowledge if I did not sympathize.

    Some days it is just not worth chewing through the restraints to face life.

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