Thursday, April 26, 2012

Judge: Fla. worker drug testing unconstitutional

 Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers the 'State of the State' address Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012, during the first day of the Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Associated Press
 Thursday, 04.26.12

MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 workers violates the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The ruling could eventually have an impact on a new state law also permitting random worker drug testing.

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