Howard Simon

A chronological quirk could make the next governor the most powerful in history, says ACLU of Florida chief Howard Simon.

A temporary ban to block drug testing in Florida for welfare recipients is still in place, after a federal appeals court validated a lower court’s ruling that the state hasn’t shown why it’s necessary. Some are questioning the Governor’s motives for moving forward with the challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite two other courts upholding the ban.

Foundation for Government Accountability

A temporary ban on a Florida law requiring the drug testing of welfare recipients has been upheld by a federal appeals court. But, while the group that filed the lawsuit is declaring victory, it also says it’s disappointed in Governor Rick Scott who plans to fight the ruling.

ACLU, GOP Blame Each Other For Costly Legal Challenges To Fla. Law

Jan 11, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida says in the past two years, it has filed a historically high number of cases against the state. Two press releases Thursday, One from the ACLU of Florida and another from the Republican Party of Florida, tried to explain what is and isn’t wrong with the state laws being passed.

The ACLU of Florida filed eleven cases against the state for what they call unconstitutional legislation. The group’s executive director Howard Simon says all of the cases were necessary.

Early voting is kicking off Monday in five Florida Counties, but the rest of the state will have to wait until the weekend to cast a ballot