Missouri Bill Would Set the Foundation to End Enforcement of Federal Rules and Regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 19, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Missouri legislature would create a process for the state to refuse to enforce rules and regulations issued by federal agencies, effectively nullifying such rules and regulation in practice within the state.

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To the Governor: Ohio Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2016) – Last week, the Ohio Senate unanimously approved a bill that sets 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 heads to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for his consideration.


South Carolina Bill Would Ban Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications.The proposed law would not only protect privacy in South Carolina, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.