To the Governor’s Desk: Tennessee Legislature Passes ‘Right to Try’ Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 17, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments passed unanimously through the Tennessee state Senate yesterday. It now goes to the Governor’s desk.

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Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to Take On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Already passed out of the House, the bill goes back to that chamber for final approval with minor amendments.

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Nevada Assembly Votes 41-0: Passes Right to Try Act to Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Apr. 17, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments passed unanimously through the Nevada state Assembly yesterday. The vote was 41-0.

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14 States and Counting: North Dakota ‘Right to Try’ Act Signed into Law, Effectively Nullifies Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

BISMARCK, N.D. (Apr. 17, 2015) – A North Dakota bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments was signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple this week.

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Texas Senate Passes Resolution Reaffirming State Sovereignty, 20-11

AUSTIN, Texas (Apr. 17, 2015) – On Monday, the Texas Senate passed a resolution serving notice and demand to the federal government to “halt and reverse, effective immediately, its practice of assuming powers and imposing mandates and laws upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States of America.”

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To the Governor in Virginia: Bill to Block License Plate Tracking

RICHMOND, Va. (Apr. 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Virginia Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of data collected by Automated License Place Readers (ALPRs) and help block a nationwide license plate tracking program operated by the federal government.

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Missouri Action Alert: Help Protect the 4th Amendment, Pass HB264!

After being held in limbo for nearly 4 months by Speaker Diehl, Missouri HB264, a bill that would deny much-needed material support and compliance to NSA warrantless spying operations, has been assigned to the House Emerging Issues Committee. While this committee isn’t likely against the bill, it’s likely that it was sent there because the chair…

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