Drone Restrictions Can Help Peaceful Protesters Combat Injustice

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have made national news, as millions of Americans are concerned with potential property rights violations and environmental damage that may be caused by the controversial project.The location of the protest and a law passed by the North Dakota legislature last year has created the specter of police using weaponized drones against protestors.

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Ohio Action Alert: Help Stop Asset Forfeiture, Support HB347

Earlier this year, the Ohio House passed HB347 to reform asset forfeiture laws. The bill would prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in the majority of cases. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds. HB347 must…

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Darkness in the Sunshine State: Florida Legislature Helps Feds Keep Status Quo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2016) – Republican dominated leadership in the Florida House and Senate chose to maintain the unconstitutional status quo on multiple issues in 2016, killing a wide variety of bills that would have blocked state enforcement of federal policies. Many of the bills did not even receive votes in their respective chambers.

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Republican-Dominated Alabama Legislature Helped Preserve Status Quo in 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Aug. 11, 2016) – The Alabama State House and Senate leadership soundly rejected the principles of the Founding Fathers during the 2016 legislative session. They protected the status quo by killing six bills that would have helped block the enforcement of unconstitutional policies. To make matters worse, several of the legislative acts did not even receive a vote in their respective chambers.

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Signed by the Governor: Illinois Law to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Now in Effect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Aug 3, 2016) – Last week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law decriminalizing marijuana for adults and changing criminal penalties into civil infractions. The proposal not only decriminalizes marijuana in the Prairie State, it also takes a step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in Illinois.

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