Proposed Florida Commission Would Examine Federal Action In Light of Original Constitution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla, (Apr. 15, 2015) – A Florida bill that would create a mechanism for the state to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws and mandates in light of the original meaning of the Constitution passed a Senate committee last week.

The bill would create a framework through which the state could ultimately take action to nullify unwarranted federal actions.

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Love Liberty? Don’t Donate to Presidential Candidates

Texas Senator Ted Cruz made headlines last week when it was revealed that he had raised an eye-popping $31 million in less than a week for his presidential campaign. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced that he had already raised $1 million in the first day following the announcement of his candidacy. Bloomberg’s coverage of Cruz’s haul says that the presidential candidates from the two major parties are expected to raise $1.5 billion during this election cycle.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill Taking First Step to Block Federal Gun Control

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 13, 2015) – Today, the Tennessee House and Senate passed a bill to prohibit the state from implementing or enforcing federal gun “laws,” rules, regulations and orders that are contrary to the Tennessee state constitution. The vote was 74-20 in the House, and 30-0 in the Senate.

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To the Governor’s Desk: North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Take on Warrantless Drone Spying

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 13, 2015) – The North Dakota House gave final approval to a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If signed by the governor, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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