A federal appeals court has upheld a temporary ban on a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Tuesday that a lower court was right to temporarily halt enforcement of Florida's drug-testing program. The opinion says the state had failed to show a "substantial special need" for the testing.
Georgia lawmakers have passed a bill that would require welfare recipients to take a drug test before receiving benefits. GOP supporters of the measure say it would save taxpayers money but opponents say it’s unconstitutional and uncharitable.
Georgia lawmakers are revising a bill that opponents say is almost certain to land in federal court. It would require welfare recipients to take a drug test before receiving benefits. Its sponsor says the measure would save taxpayers money but others say it’s unconstitutional.