Arizona Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz, (Feb. 27, 2017) – Today, the Arizona Senate unanimously passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Indiana Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2017) – An Indiana bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction and taking on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds, passed an important Senate committee last week.

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Alabama Committee Passes Bill to Eliminate Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice

MONTGOMERY, Ala.(Feb. 27, 2017) – An Alabama bill that would abolish marriage licenses in the state, and effectively nullify in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage, unanimously passed an important Senate committee last week.

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Idaho Bill Would Support Sound Money, Undermine Federal Reserve Monopoly

BOISE, Idaho (Feb. 24, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Idaho House would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle introduced House Bill 206 (H206) on…

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Arizona House Unanimously Passes Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Today, the Arizona House voted 60-0 to pass a bill reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Tenth Amendment Center Responds to White House Press Secretary’s Comments About Federal Marijuana Enforcement

Shortly after claiming that Pres. Trump is a “firm believer in states’ rights,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today said it’s likely the Justice Department will try to ramp up federal enforcement efforts against recreational marijuana states.

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