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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Virginia Senate Bill Would Curb “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, But Federal Loophole Remains

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 6, 2016) – A bill filed in the Virginia Senate for the 2016 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws, making it more difficult for police to seize property. But a loophole in the legislation would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law.

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Oregon Law Curbing Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Now in Effect

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 4, 2016) – Privacy got a boost in Oregon on New Year’s Day.

On Jan.1, a new law prohibiting police from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Oregon, but will also address a practical effect of federal spying.

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