Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld a Michigan program to randomly test welfare recipients for drugs. Tavis Smiley speaks with Selma Goode, president of Westside Mothers, a group that challenged the program, Robert Sedler, a professor of civil rights and liberties at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Doug Howard, director of the Michigan Family Independence Agency about whether Michigan's drug testing program treats people as suspects simply because they're poor.

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