Florida Federal Judge: Drug-Testing Mandate For State Workers Unconstitutional

MIAMI - An order by Florida's governor for mandatory random drug testing of more than 85,000 state workers cannot be implemented because it is unconstitutional, a federal judge held April 26, saying that the "privacy interests infringed upon here outweigh the public interest sought" (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 79 v. Rick Scott, No. 11-civ-21976, S.D. Fla.). View related prior history, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141792. Subscribers may view the opinion available within the full update.

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