LIC Notes: Welfare drug testing case heard before the 11th Circuit

Published: November 14th, 2012

Category: LIC Notes

Last year, Florida passed a controversial law (Laws of Florida 2011-81 (codified at Fla. Stat. § 414.0652)) providing for universal drug testing for applicants for Temporary Cash Assistance under Florida’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. On Nov. 1, 2012, oral arguments before the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Lebron v. Secretary, Florida Department of Children and Families, No. 11-15258, challenged the constitutionality of TANF’s universal drug testing requirement. To track this case or read the pleadings, Bloomberg Law provides free access to federal filings for UF Law faculty, staff and students. If you would like access, contact Jennifer Wondracek at All others may use the PACER system to track the docket.

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