Illinois Action Alert: Support SB2808 to ban warrantless cellphone tracking

SB2808, a bill that prevents Illinois state government officials from obtaining location information of individuals without a warrant, was introduced on Jan. 30 by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-9). It passed through the senate unanimously, and currently resides in the House Judiciary Committee. It will need to pass through the Judiciary Committee by majority before a vote can be taken by the whole house.

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Tenther Talk from Politicians Proves That We’re Winning

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain

This legendary Mark Twain quote is beginning to come to fruition within modern-day American political culture. It seems that every Republican politician under the sun, at least while Obama is in the White House, is talking like Benjamin Franklin’s heir apparent. The most recent example of this comes from Texas Governor Rick Perry. More and more, he is sounding like a freedom advocate.

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Tennessee bill to ban cellphone tracking is part victory, part loss

A Tennessee state senate bill to ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed through both chambers of the legislature, although an amendment was added late in the process that could prove hazardous to privacy rights and necessitates vigilance on the part of people in the Volunteer State..

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Missouri Bill to Protect Electronic Data Passes House Committee

A Missouri state constitutional amendment proposal is moving through the process, now just steps away from a vote of the people this fall.

Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) was passed through the House Downsizing State Government Committee late last week. It had previously passed in the senate by a 31-1 margin. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a full vote can be taken in the house.

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Pennsylvania Action Alert: Support HB2158 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB2158, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Pennsylvania, was introduced on Apr. 7 by Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-99). It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the whole house.

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Louisiana senate votes to ban warrantless drone spying

Pro-surveillance state supporters were out in full force as a bill to limit the use of drones in Louisiana passed by an extremely close vote.

Amid claims that requiring warrants would be dangerous to the public, Louisiana senators stood strong, approving a bill which would severely limit state and local law enforcement from being able to do what they claim the power to do today – use drones without a warrant in virtually any and every situation.

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