FLORIDA: The US Supreme Court Monday declined to review a lower court ruling that found unconstitutional Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) plan to randomly drug test state employees.
The decision by the nation’s highest court means that the ruling by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals finding the plan unconstitutional stands.
The drug test-happy governor had issued an executive order in March 2011 directing all state agencies to drug test new hires and randomly test current employees. But that order was challenged by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 79, representing state workers.