New Hampshire Bill Would Hinder Federal Militarization of Police

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 11, 2016) – A bill filed in the New Hampshire Senate would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from obtaining certain types of military hardware from the federal government, and would require public notice before they acquire authorized equipment. Passage of this legislation would represent a big step toward stopping the federal militarization of state and local police.

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New York Bills would Require Judicial Order for the Use of Stingrays; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ALBANY, N.Y. – (Jan. 11, 2016) – Three bills introduced in the New York general assembly would require a judicial order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Empire State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Kentucky Bill Would Direct Legislature to Block Enforcement of Federal Gun Control; Past, Present or Future

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Kentucky House would make it the express duty of the state legislature to prevent implementation of unconstitutional federal gun laws. Passage of the legislation would represent a small first step toward protecting the right to keep and bear arms in the Commonwealth.

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Arizona Bill Would Set the Stage to Nullify Some Executive Orders and Supreme Court Opinions

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Arizona House would set the stage for the state to refuse cooperation with any executive orders or Supreme Court opinions “not in pursuance of the Constitution,” nullifying such actions in effect.

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