Since Gov. Rick Scott has lost in court so often, you can understand why he would try to claim victory after another defeat.
Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the governor’s 2011 executive order requiring drug testing for all 85,000 executive branch employees is unconstitutional. The court also ruled, however, that the state can test workers who have “safety-sensitive” jobs, and so refused to strike down the entire law, as American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers had asked. Gov. Scott used that part of the ruling to declare that, unlike his attempts to drug test welfare recipients, harass voter-registration drives and privatize prisons — all struck down or blocked after legal challenges — this time he had won.
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