FJI & ACLU File Lawsuit to End Suspicionless Drug Testing of TANF Applicants

FJI and the ACLU of Florida, on behalf of Luis Lebron, filed a lawsuit  challenging a state law requiring drug testing of all applicants for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits. We alleged that this requirement, which was to be conducted without any suspicion whatsoever, violated the Fourth Amendment as an unreasonable search.  All persons have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, including when applying from government benefits.  This case represents one aspect of FJI’s commitment to ensuring that the civil rights and liberties of all Floridians are protected.

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