Resource: Lebron v. Sec'y of the Florida Dep't of Children and Families

By: ACLU Florida

December 31, 2013

ACLU of Florida

Luis Lebron, a single father and college student, who applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”), refused to undergo suspicionless drug testing as a part of the application. Florida passed Fla. Stat. § 414.0652 requiring applicants to pay for and pass drug tests in order to be eligible for welfare benefits. We challenged the law, on behalf of Luis and all TANF applicants, as a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches without probable cause to believe they used drugs.