Proposed St. Louis Ordinance Would Create Oversight and Transparency for Surveillance Programs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (May 22, 2018) – The St. Louis City Board of Alderman will consider a local ordinance that would the stage to limit the acquisition and use of spy gear by law enforcement and other city agencies. The proposed law would also help limit the impact of the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Louisiana Bills Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, the Louisiana House gave final approval to three bills that would relax restrictions on medical marijuana for qualifying patients. Enactment of this legislation into law would further nullify marijuana prohibition in effect in the Pelican State.

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New Hampshire Asset Forfeiture Reporting Law Lacks Important Requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law requiring the state attorney general to produce an annual report detailing asset forfeitures in the state. The law takes a small step forward, but important provisions requiring reporting of federal asset forfeiture cases were stripped out of the legislation.

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To the Governor: Minnesota Passes Bill That Would Help Encourage the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 18, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Minnesota legislature gave final approval to a bill that would exempt the sale of gold and silver bullion coins from state sales and use tax, encouraging their use and taking another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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