Proposed Florida Commission Would Examine Federal Action In Light of Original Constitution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla, (Apr. 15, 2015) – A Florida bill that would create a mechanism for the state to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws and mandates in light of the original meaning of the Constitution passed a Senate committee last week.

The bill would create a framework through which the state could ultimately take action to nullify unwarranted federal actions.

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To the Governor’s Desk: North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Take on Warrantless Drone Spying

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 13, 2015) – The North Dakota House gave final approval to a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If signed by the governor, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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First Step Against the Federal Surveillance State – Texas Bill Would Require Warrant for Location Tracking

AUSTIN, Texas (April 6, 2015) – A Texas bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining location data from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases, representing an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state will receive an important House committee hearing this week.

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Illinois Bill To Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program Passes Committee, 11-0

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2015) –  A bipartisan bill in the Illinois House that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and would place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates, unanimously passed out of committee Wednesday.

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