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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped appeals meant to push for a law that would have required welfare applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

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Scott’s administration did not seek U.S. Supreme Court review by a Tuesday deadline. American Civil Liberties Union of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon says it means lower court rulings that the law is unconstitutional will stand.

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U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven originally declared the 2011 law an unconstitutional search and seizure, a ruling upheld by a federal appeals court in December. The judges found no evidence of a pervasive drug problem among Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program applicants.

The ACLU challenged the law for an Orlando man who refused a urine test. Welfare drug testing was a top priority of Scott’s first term.

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