Supreme Court Shoots Down Rick Scott’s Appeal On Drug Testing

AP

The Supreme Court on Monday shot down Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s request to review a lower court ruling that struck down his drug testing program for state employees.

The high court’s decision not to take the case effectively upholds the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Republican governor’s executive order in 2011 to randomly drug-test state employees was unconstitutional as it violated 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.

The Supreme Court did not explain its decision not to hear the case. The order is a victory for the state workers’ union.

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