Fla. Gov.'s Plan To Drug Test Workers Found Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge ruled Thursday that Gov. Rick Scott's plan for mandatory drug testing of state government workers infringed privacy and was unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro said Scott's executive order for suspicionless testing of 85,000 state workers was a violation of the Fourth Amendment's bar on unreasonable searches and issued a permanent injunction barring the state from implementing the order.

Scott said in a statement that he would appeal the ruling.

Random drug testing of public workers without any cause would violate the...
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