Tenther Tuesday Episode 20: Taking on Federal Healthcare, Hemp Prohibition, Gun Control and More

Today is the 180th day the GOP has failed to repeal Obamacare. But while Washington D.C. isn’t doing a thing to stand up for the Constitution, we’re continuing to chalk up wins in the state legislatures across the country. In this week’s episode of Tenther Tuesday, Michael Boldin and Mike Maharrey talk about bills moving forward…

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California Committee Advances Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2017) –  Earlier this week, a second California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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New Hampshire Law Bans Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (July 13, 2017) – Earlier this week, a bill that bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations became law without the governor’s signature. The new statute not only protects privacy in New Hampshire, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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