MINNEAPOLIS (July 1, 2015) – The first medical marijuana clinic opened in Minnesota early this morning, effectively nullifying federal prohibition of cannabis in practice in the North Star State.Details
JULY 1, 2015 – Patients faced with life-threatening illnesses have more treatment options open to them in Tennessee and Florida thanks to laws that go into effect today.Details
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 1, 2015) – Floridians woke up this morning with more robust privacy protections thanks to a statute limiting drone surveillance that went into effect at midnight.Details
In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about nullification, slavery and segregation.Details
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2015) – Two California bills that would work together to end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed unanimously out of an important Assembly committee on Tuesday. Passage into law would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.Details
BREAKING NEWS: Federal Government Fails to Limit Federal Government; SCOTUS Affirms Obamacare Subsidies
WASHINGTON (June 25, 2015) – In a totally unsurprising move, the federal government failed to limit the federal government today.Details
When we talk about the “supremacy clause” in the Constitution, we generally think of it in terms of establishing the supremacy of the federal government.
It does that.
But have you ever stopped to consider that the “supremacy clause” also declares the supremacy of the states and the people?Details
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 17, 2015) – By a 14-2 vote yesterday, an important House committee passed a bill that would authorize and regulate the growth and production of industrial hemp, effectively nullifying federal prohibition of the plant in practice.Details
SALEM, Ore. (June 15, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases overwhelmingly passed the state House last week. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.Details
New Hampshire Bill Banning Warrantless Location Tracking Passes Senate: First Step Against Federal/State Surveillance State
CONCORD, N.H. (June 10, 2015) – A bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining location data from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases passed the New Hampshire Senate last week. The legislation would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but also takes an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state.Details