CA Senate committee passes bill to ban warrantless drone surveillance

SACRAMENTO., May 15, 2014 – A California bill to strictly limit drone use passed out of an important state senate committee this week, and is now slated to receive a vote from the full senate. The bill had previously passed through the state assembly by a 63-6 vote.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Minnesota Legislature Bans Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

ST. PAUL, Min., – May 14, 2014. A bipartisan bill that bans Minnesota law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed final hurdles in the state House and Senate today. The House vote was 130-0 and the Senate vote was 63-1.

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Is “stronger than Jefferson’s” good enough for a nullification bill?

Even though the Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act (HB1439) is stronger than Thomas Jefferson’s original nullification resolution in 1798, a debate over whether to make it even stronger or not is likely to kill the strongest nullification bill in modern times.

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New Hampshire legislature passes anti-spying bill

CONCORD, N.H., May 9, 2014 – The New Hampshire legislature has passed a bill which bans government officials from obtaining “information contained in a portable electronic device” without a warrant “signed by a judge and based on probable cause.” The House and Senate passed slightly different versions of the bill, so a conference committee was appointed on Wednesday to get the final version of the bill to the Governor’s desk.

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