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Judge nixes Florida's drug welfare drug testing

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) -

A federal judge has struck down a Florida law requiring recipients of welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing.

U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven ruled Tuesday that the law was unconstitutional and shouldn't be enforced.

The ruling made permanent an earlier, temporary ban on the law by the judge.

Gov. Rick Scott had backed the drug testing of prospective welfare recipients, arguing it helped protect taxpayers and families.

Opponents of the law had argued it was an unconstitutional search and seizure.

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