To the Governor: Maine Passes Right to Try Act Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally Ill Patients

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 23, 2016) – Today, the Maine Senate gave final approval to a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. The legislation now moves on to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Use of Stingrays; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 23, 2016) – Last week, an important Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the warrantless use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Missouri, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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