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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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From Katie, some of the countless best of the year

Tweet1)Up with Chris Hayes drops systemic analysis on Penn State Because the post highlights a much-needed critical, thoughtful perspective, which challenges the sensationalism and irresponsible journalism which dominates our media and manages to focus on2) because Jos becomes the 438th person I know to claim Chris Hayes as her boyfriend. Chris Hayes, my morning talk [...]
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Florida Gov Rick Scott refuses to pee in a cup

TweetRick Scott, the unpopular Florida Gov who recently signed a law requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before receiving their benefits, got a taste of his own medicine yesterday when The Daily Show‘s Aasif Mandvi confronted him at a press conference and demanded a urine sample. It’s good joke–and it could even [...]
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Welfare drug testing law blocked by Florida Judge

TweetThe battle continues between State legislature’s passing all sorts of frightening laws and the judicial system fighting to see what pieces can be enacted. This time, its the controversial Florida law that required welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before receiving their benefits. From the Associated Press: A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s [...]
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