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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, March 4, 2013

"Raw Story: Congressional bill requires welfare recipients to sign waiver of their Fourth Amendment rights"

The article is summarized at In part:

Low-income parents seeking federal assistance would be forced to sign away their Fourth Amendment rights under a bill proposed last week by Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee.

The Welfare Integrity Act of 2013 would require applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to sign a waiver of their constitutional rights and submit to random drug tests. The program helps poor families with children pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities and personal care items.

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