New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Attacking Drone Spying, 66-2

TRENTON, N.J. (May 15, 2015) On Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Representatives Daniel Benson, Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano, along with three cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 1039 (A1039) in…

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Does Congress Have Power to Regulate Late-Term Abortion?

Glenn Reynolds and Jonathan Adler say no.  Here’s Professor Adler: The U.S. of House of Representatives is preparing to consider a bill — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PUCPA) — that would prohibit most abortions performed after 20 weeks from conception.  … … [E]ven if one assumes that a prohibition on post-20-week abortions would be constitutional if enacted by a…

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Washington State Bill to End Unrestricted Use of Stingrays Signed Into Law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 12, 2015) – Yesterday, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that prohibits the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant. The new law not only protects privacy in Washington state, but will also hinder one part of the federal surveillance state.

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Montana Bills to Shine Light on Federal/State Partnerships Vetoed by Governor

Knowing the source of funds coming into a state can give the general public a more complete understanding of where the source of their problems lies. And two bills to shine light on federal funds for the public were passed by the Montana legislature this year. However, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed both of those important reform measures in April.

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