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Federal judge strikes down Florida’s welfare drug testing law

TweetGreat news: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven struck down the Florida law mandating the compulsory drug testing of recipients of cash assistance! Tweet
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Republican Congressman busted for cocaine possession voted to drug-test food stamp recipients

Tweet You’ve probably heard about freshman Congressman Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida who was recently caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop in DC. But did you know he just voted to drug-test food stamp users? Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetHow you can fight and tweet against rape in the military  House Speaker John Boehner thinks LGBT Employment Protections Are ‘Unnecessary’. And they say Republicans are out of touch, bigoted and homophobic. And here’s a great example of why the gays are just fine without any protections whatsoever: Indiana hospital defies federal law and bars woman [...]
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Michigan laws will block unemployment benefits for failed drug test

TweetOver at theGrio.com, I reported today that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has just signed into law a new package of laws that allow business to report failed drug tests that job seekers submit as part of the interview process. Job seekers who fail or refuse mandatory drug tests will have their unemployment benefits blocked.  Tweet
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“I didn’t know unborn children had lawyers.” Federal lawsuit challenges fetal protection laws

TweetThis month, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) filed the first federal lawsuit challenging fetal protection laws that criminalize pregnant folks who, because of addiction or other reasons, expose their fetuses to drugs. The suit is on behalf of Alicia Beltran, a Wisconsin woman taken into custody for supposedly endangering her fetus when she refused [...]
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