The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday urged the Eleventh Circuit to reject an appeal and uphold a district court's ruling that a Florida law imposing mandatory drug testing on welfare applicants is unconstitutional because it violates the Fourth Amendment.
Majority of costs resulted from Gov. Scott’s relentless push for drug testing policies after initial court decisions ruled them unconstitutional; ACLU filed motion for summary judgment to end costly state employee drug testing caseMay 27, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: 212-549-2666, email@example.comMIAMI – A public records investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has found that the state of Florida has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorneys’ fees and legal expenses pushing for mandatory suspicionless urinalysis policies championed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, even after federal courts found the policies unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Florida Gov. Rick Scott's petition to review a ruling that his random drug testing policy for state employees is unconstitutional, the latest in a series of legal battles facing the governor.The decision leaves in place a May 2013 appeals court ruling against Scott's 2011 executive order making consent to suspicionless drug testing a condition of employment. A judge had previously concluded that the program, covering up to 85,000 state workers, violated Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches.
By Stacey SingerPalm Beach Post Staff WriterOne of the more popular services at Solantic, the urgent care chain co-founded by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, is drug testing, according to Solantic CEO Karen Bowling.Given Solantic's role in that marketplace, critics are again asking whether Scott's policy initiatives - this time, requiring drug testing of state employees and welfare recipients - are designed to benefit Scott's bottom line.The Palm Beach Post reported in an exclusive story two weeks ago that while Scott divested his interest in Solantic in January, the controlling shares went to a trust in his wife's name.