Texas Bill Would Create Process to Review and Reject Unconstitutional Federal Acts

AUSTIN, Texas (March 14, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas Senate would create a mechanism to review federal laws and end state cooperation with enforcement of those determined to violate the U.S. Constitution. This process would set the stage to effectively block some federal laws and acts in the Lone Star State.

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Tennessee Hearing Highlights Typical Law Enforcement Opposition to Asset Forfeiture Reform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2017) – A Tennessee bill to reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction, and ban prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations, had a committee hearing earlier this month and will soon come up for a vote. The hearing underscored strong law enforcement opposition to the bill.

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States Should Reject and Refuse Federal Overreach

The following is a letter of support by TAC national communications director Mike Maharrey in support of Idaho House Bill 65. This legislation would create a mechanism to review federal laws and end state cooperation with enforcement of those that violate the original intent of the U.S. Constitution. This process would set the stage to effectively block some federal laws in Idaho.

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Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying

BOSTON, Mass. (March 10, 2017) – A Massachusetts bill would generally prohibit the warrantless use of stingray devices and the collection of electronic data stored by service providers. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Massachusetts, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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