The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska gathered over 45,000 signatures to place a measure on the August 19, 2014 ballot to legalize marijuana in the state and nullify the federal prohibition.Details
The bill cites both the Ninth and 10th Amendments and goes on to say that “the regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”Details
Today, an Oklahoma state house committee voted 9-3 to pass a bill designed to thwart warrantless surveillance programs from the National Security Agency (NSA), while a New Hampshire house committee voted 12-1 to approve a bill blocking some practical effects of federal spying programsDetails
Duplicate bills to nullify the federal prohibition on marijuana were introduced in the Hawaii legislature earlier this month.
The legislation would “decriminalize and regulate small amounts of marijuana for personal use; establish a licensing scheme for the cultivation, sale, and use of small amounts of marijuana for personal use; tax marijuana sales in the same manner as state excise taxes; and subject income derived from marijuana sales to income taxes.”Details
Several state gun rights organizations say they support a state initiative to protect the right to keep and bear arms from federal infringement.
Oklahoma state Senator Raloh Shortey has introduced Senate Bill 2043 to limit drone usage, specifically banning use by law enforcement without a warrant.Details
The proposed legislation would not only protect Oregonians’ data from collection by overzealous state and local law enforcement agencies, it would also bar the use of information unconstitutionally gathered by federal agencies like the NSA and shared with state and local agencies.Details
House Bill 2789 (HB2789) was filed by Rep. Dave Taylor (R-Moxee) and a bipartisan group of five democrats and six republicans. The bill prohibits the use of drones to collect personal information that “describes, locates, or indexes anything about a person” without a warrant “made in writing, upon oath or affirmation, to a judicial officer…where there is probable cause.”Details