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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Welfare Drug Tests

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed suit in federal court against a new state law that requires welfare recipients to pass a drug test.


(Source: CBS)

Miami Beach ACLU Settles With Miami Beach Over Wrongful Arrest

The American Civil Liberties Union has reached a settlement with the City of Miami Beach and two of the city’s police officers for the wrongful arrest of Harold Strickland, a gay former Miami Beach resident.



Scott Delays State Employee Drug Testing

Faced with a pending lawsuit, Governor Rick Scott has ordered all agency heads, except the Department of Corrections, to delay implementing a policy of drug testing state workers.


Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ACLU Criticizes Gov. Scott After Democrats Removed From Event

Governor Rick Scott may be in hot water with the American Civil Liberties Union after several sheriffs’ deputies threw out several people wearing “Vote Democratic” t-shirts at the public state budget signing event in The Villages last month.



ACLU Sues To Stop Enforcement Of New Elections Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed suit in federal court on Friday seeking to block implementation of new changes to Florida’s elections laws until it can be reviewed and examined by the U.S. Department of Justice.


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Gun Found In Car Of Man Shot To Death During Urban Beach Week

Urban Beach Week started off smoothly, but that quickly changed by the end of the long Memorial Day weekend.


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ACLU Sues Over Gov. Scott’s State Employee Drug Testing Order

The American Civil Liberties Union has gone to court to stop an executive order by Gov. Rick Scott which requires drug testing of state employees without regard to suspicion.