SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by law enforcement in California passed the Senate and now heads back to the Assembly for concurrence on amendments before moving on to the governor’s desk for a signature. AB1327 requires law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant based on probable cause before it can operate a drone, with a few exceptions.Details
According to the federal government, the Fourth Amendment contains a gaping loophole.
In fact, this loophole swallows up every word of the amendment, leaving a blank space in the Bill of Rights where privacy protections once resided.
They call it the “special needs doctrine.” It works likes this: the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated unless the government needs to.Details
Nullification opponents would have you believe that withdrawing from any federal program will unleash a tsunami of chaos. But when North Carolina recently did just that, the end result was more like a beautiful day on the beach.Details
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 5, 2014 – By a big margin at the polls on Tuesday, Missouri voters took an important step to protect their electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement, and also effectively blocked a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state.Details
Last week, Tom Woods interviewed Ralph Nader about left-right cooperation on his daily radio show and the OffNow campaign came up in the conversation.Details
In a referendum that could ultimately have national implications, Missouri voters will go to the polls Aug. 5 with the opportunity to add protection for electronic communications to their state constitutionDetails
Did you know the NSA enters into partnerships with colleges and universities?
Schools that partner with the NSA earn the Orwellian sounding designation of “Centers for Academic Excellence.” Depending on the nature of the partnership, these universities serve as either training and recruiting ground for future spies. Or they take on NSA funded research projects to further the agency’s mission – spying on the world. Or both.Details
Is the OffNow strategy too extreme?
Does shutting off water and electricity to spy agency facilities go too far?Details
The Tenth Amendment Center is pleased to support this new venture and proud to announce that national communications director Mike Maharrey will provide regular content for the new website.Details
When the federal government claims it wants to solve some problem, do you immediately take it for granted that it really wants to solve the problem at hand and that it harbors no ulterior motive? Or do you instantly think. “Uh-oh, what’s the catch?”Details