ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 31, 2015) – Tomorrow, a Minnesota law goes into effect that places strict limits on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. It also places 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.Details
BISMARCK, N.D. (July 30, 2015) – A North Dakota law drastically restricting the use of drones by state and local law enforcement goes into effect Saturday, thwarting a crucial aspect of the federal surveillance state.Details
With all the inroads made by the federal government against liberty, sometimes it is easy to forget the small victories that show the battle is not lost.Details
(July 29, 2015) – Patients facing life-threatening illnesses will have more treatment options open to them in Alabama, North Dakota and Minnesota on Saturday thanks to new laws that tear down federal roadblocks going into effect this week.Details
In sum, the Iran deal is unconstitutional (a) because the President has not taken sufficient action to assure that it is nonbinding under international law, and (b) even if it is nonbinding under international law, it should be only a commitment of the current President and should not purport to be an undertaking of future Presidents for whom the current President cannot speak.Details
By James P. Allen
What role does the Declaration have in constitutional interpretation, if any?
When it comes to understanding the meaning of the Constitution, many Americans don’t give the Declaration of Independence the first thought. But some argue that as the founding American document, everything hangs on it, and we must interpret the Constitution exclusively through the Declaration. They view the Constitution and the government it created as a mechanism through which we realize principles laid out in the Declaration of Independence.Details
The California Assembly has an opportunity to send an historic and powerful asset forfeiture reform bill to Governor Jerry Brown for a signature. Senate Bill 443 (SB443) passed the Senate 38-1 in June, and already passed unanimously out of the Public Safety Committee in the Assembly earlier this month.
BUT, inside sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us that the establishment is pressing hard behind the scenes to kill the bill in the Appropriations Committee in the Assembly, which reconvenes in mid-August. It’s essential for people who want to stop this unconstitutional practice to take action today.Details
WASHINGTON (July 27, 2015) – On Thursday, the U.S. House passed a bill that would crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities.” This Republican push advances a preferred policy of conservatives, but obliterates state sovereignty and clearly violates the well-established anti-commandeering doctrine.Details
We Americans no longer carry gold and silver money in our pockets and purses as our grandparents did during their lives. But we still carry the history, legacy and spirit of those gold and silver coins in our language – with more meaning than you might imagine.Details