To the Governor’s Desk: Arkansas “Right to Try” Would Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally Ill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 6, 2015) – A bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments unanimously passed both the House and the Senate and was sent to the governor’s desk for a signature yesterday.

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Taking on the Anti-Nullifiers

In the inaugural episode of my new podcast Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I take on the anti-nullifiers. They label us morons and call our efforts to limit federal power through state action illegal. But the anti-nullifiers are wrong. We’re not morons, and we’re not breaking the law. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain…

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Bill to Limit Federal Militarization of Local Police Passes Montana House 59-41

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 26, 2015) – A bill that would place limits on the type of military equipment state and local law enforcement can obtain through federal surplus programs, requiring public notification when they request any type of allowable military surplus gear, passed the Montana House by a vote of 59-41 today.

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North Dakota Houses Passes Bill to Stop Warrantless Drone Spying 74-19

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 24, 2015) – The North Dakota House overwhelmingly  passed a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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