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Judge Strikes Down Florida Welfare Drug Testing

Welfare recipients in Florida no longer required to take a drug test.
Welfare recipients in Florida no longer required to take a drug test.

A federal judge rules the law is unconstitutional. This makes the change a permanent one.

Governor Rick scott says he'll appeal the decision. He's long backed drug testing for benefits, saying it protects taxpayers and families.

Opponents argue it was an unconstitutional search and seizure, and most welfare recipients don't have a drug problem.
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