South Carolina Action Alert: Ban Spying by Stingray, Support H4522

South Carolina H4522 would completely ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Palmetto State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. It must pass through the House Judiciary Committee before the bill…

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Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Nullify Federal Prohibition

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2015) – A Kentucky House bill prefiled for 2016 would legalize marijuana for recreational use, taxing and regulating the crop similar to alcohol. The proposal would not only legalize marijuana in the Bluegrass State, it would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in Kentucky.

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Missouri Action Alert: Help Nullify Marijuana Prohibition, Support HJR57, SB762 and SJR29

Missouri HJR57 and SB762 would legalize recreational marijuana. SJR29 would legalize marijuana for medical use. Passage of any would further nullify unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice within the state. Each of these bills were pre-filed for the 2016 legislative year, and have yet to receive an official committee assignment. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to…

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Wisconsin Action Alert: Help Stop Asset Forfeiture, Support AB537

Wisconsin AB537 would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations. It must pass through the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety before…

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New Jersey Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp, Effectively Nullify Federal Ban, Passes Assembly Committee, 6-0

TRENTON, NJ. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Last week, a New Jersey Assembly committee passed a bill to authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state. This bill would effectively nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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South Carolina Action Alert: Help Stop Automated License Plate Readers, Support H4496

South Carolina H.4496 would completely ban the use of automatic license plate readers by law enforcement in the state. It would also throw 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. It must pass through the House Judiciary Committee before the bill can receive a full vote and be approved.

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