New Minnesota Law Restricts ALPRs; Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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.

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California Action Alert: Help Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture, Support SB443

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.

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Conservatives Abandon Constitutional Principles in Quest for Immigration Law

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.

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Government-Run Marriage Is A Terrible Idea

Apparently, some people are still getting up in arms over the idea of other people marrying without the permission of our wise overlords and modern-day ephors in government.

What’s tragic and infuriating, however, is that such protestation isn’t just from the usual suspects, but from publications that would otherwise advocate for greater liberty.

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New Hampshire Bill Banning Warrantless Location Tracking Signed into Law

CONCORD, N.H. (July 24, 2015) – A bill prohibiting law enforcement from obtaining location data from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases became law in New Hampshire this week. The new law not only protects privacy in New Hampshire, but also takes an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state.

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